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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Odium: "the state or fact of being subjected to hatred and contempt as a result of a despicable act or blameworthy circumstance"


mental_floss Vocab Rehab » odium (n.)
February 7, 2008
odium
(n.)

the state or fact of being subjected to hatred and contempt as a result of a despicable act or blameworthy circumstance

Pronunciation:
OH-dee-um

In a sentence:
The odium resulting from his plagiarism of a well-known Shakespearean sonnet was too much for Dr. Leonard to bear—he drank a glass of poison lemonade, sat behind his mahogany desk, and waited.

In a different sentence:
Mrs. Bancroft had anticipated the odium to come while bombing the mailboxes of her son’s more intelligent classmates around report card time. But it had to be done.

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