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The odium which attached to him when alive has not been removed by his death.

And the odium for all this fell especially on President Wilson.

I would like to say that I have no fear of the odium of the designation of iconoclast.

The appropriation of the money did not lessen the odium of the tax.

Another cause of odium had been Manourie's tale of his habit of reviling the King.

His faults, and even his virtues, contributed to this odium.

Jay was barred by the odium attaching to the treaty with Great Britain.

I hope it is fully cleared from the odium of both these imputations.

As it was, they were insufficient to remove the odium with which rumour surrounded his name.

Wilson, as holding the purse strings, had to bear the odium of all this.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "fact of being hated," from Latin odium "ill-will, hatred, grudge, animosity; offense, offensive conduct," related to odi "I hate" (infinitive odisse), from PIE root *od- "to hate" (cf. Armenian ateam "I hate," Old Norse atall, Old English atol "dire, horrid, loathsome"). Meaning "hatred, detestation" is from 1650s. Often in an extended form, e.g. odium theologicum "hatred which is proverbially characteristic of theological disputes" (1670s).

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