O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-dee-uh m]
    • /ˈoʊ di əm/
    • /ˈəʊ.di.əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-dee-uh m]
    • /ˈoʊ di əm/

Definitions of odium word

  • noun odium intense hatred or dislike, especially toward a person or thing regarded as contemptible, despicable, or repugnant. 1
  • noun odium the reproach, discredit, or opprobrium attaching to something hated or repugnant: He had to bear the odium of neglecting his family. 1
  • noun odium the state or quality of being hated. 1
  • noun odium General or widespread hatred or disgust directed toward someone as a result of their actions. 1
  • noun odium hatred 1
  • uncountable noun odium Odium is the dislike, disapproval, or hatred that people feel for a particular person, usually because of something that the person has done. 0

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Origin of odium

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Latin: hatred, equivalent to od(isse) to hate + -ium -ium

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Parts of speech for Odium


odium popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for odium

noun odium

  • abhorrence — Someone's abhorrence of something is their strong hatred of it.
  • hatred — the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.
  • disgust — to cause loathing or nausea in.
  • revulsion — a strong feeling of repugnance, distaste, or dislike: Cruelty fills me with revulsion.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.

Antonyms for odium

noun odium

  • approval — If you win someone's approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it.
  • affection — If you regard someone or something with affection, you like them and are fond of them.
  • benefit — The benefit of something is the help that you get from it or the advantage that results from it.
  • blank — Something that is blank has nothing on it.
  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.

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