2. [syn: abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, loathing, odium]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Odium \O"di*um\ ([=o]"d[i^]*[u^]m), n. [L., fr. odi I hate. Cf.
1. Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.
She threw the odium of the fact on me. --Dryden.
3. The state of being intensely hated as the result of some
despicable action; opprobrium; disrepute; discredit;
reproach mingled with contempt; as, his conduct brought
him into odium, or, brought odium upon him.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Odium theologicum[L.], the enmity peculiar to contending
Syn: Hatred; abhorrence; detestation; antipathy.
Usage: Odium, Hatred. We exercise hatred; we endure
odium. The former has an active sense, the latter a
passive one. We speak of having a hatred for a man,
but not of having an odium toward him. A tyrant incurs
odium. The odium of an offense may sometimes fall
unjustly upon one who is innocent.
I wish I had a cause to seek him there,
To oppose his hatred fully. --Shak.
You have . . . dexterously thrown some of the
odium of your polity upon that middle class
which you despise. --Beaconsfield.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
2: hate coupled with disgust [syn: abhorrence, abomination,
detestation, execration, loathing, odium]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "odium":
Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, anti-Semitism,
antipathy, aversion, bigotry, degradation, demotion, depluming,
despitefulness, detestation, discredit, disesteem, dishonor,
dislike, displuming, disrepute, execration, hate, hatred,
ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, infamousness, infamy,
ingloriousness, loathing, loss of honor, malevolence, malice,
malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, obloquy, opprobrium,
race hatred, racism, repugnance, shame, spite, spitefulness, stain,
vials of hate, vials of wrath, xenophobia