May 13, 2009

Word of the Week

o⋅di⋅um  [oh-dee-uhm]


1. intense hatred or dislike, esp. toward a person or thing regarded as contemptible, despicable, or repugnant.
2. the reproach, discredit, or opprobrium attaching to something hated or repugnant: He had to bear the odium of neglecting his family.
3. the state or quality of being hated.

1595–1605; < L: hatred, equiv. to od(isse) to hate + -ium -ium

1. detestation, abhorrence, antipathy. 2. obloquy.

1. love.

odium. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc.

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