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odium

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊdɪəm
 
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Definition of odium in English:

noun

[mass noun]
General or widespread hatred or disgust incurred by someone as a result of their actions: he incurred widespread odium for military failures and government corruption
More example sentences
  • It was a clever stratagem for defeating the tax proposals without incurring the popular odium for doing so.
  • Stalin's military and political dispositions once the war started have incurred odium.
  • He concluded: ‘I am sorry if you are genuinely unaware of the public odium against your company in the West of London.’
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Origin

early 17th century: from Latin, 'hatred', from the verb stem od- 'hate'.

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