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 for Odium
From 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.
     Annoy, Noisome.]
     1. Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
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     2. The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.
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              She threw the odium of the fact on me. --Dryden.
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     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.
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     Odium theologicum[L.], the enmity peculiar to contending
        theologians.
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     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.
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                  I wish I had a cause to seek him there,
                  To oppose his hatred fully.       --Shak.
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                  You have . . . dexterously thrown some of the
                  odium of your polity upon that middle class
                  which you despise.                --Beaconsfield.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  odium
      n 1: state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
      2: hate coupled with disgust [syn: abhorrence, abomination,
         detestation, execration, loathing, odium]

From 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
  
  

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