1. hatred: intense dislike, repugnance, or contempt for somebody or something
incurred scorn and odium for his actions
2. state of being odious: the state of being hateful, contemptuous, or disgusting
3. disrepute or disgrace: a state of being considered odious by others
[Early 17th century. < Latin]
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And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens, (who devote themselves to the favorite nation,) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.
- George Washington
United States - September 17, 1796
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