What does the word odium mean?

Usage examples for odium

  1. The complicated dangers which encompassed it he knew, from his position, sooner and better than others; but he would not make them public, lest the foe might hear them, or others whose prepossessions were unfriendly; preferring that temporary odium should rest upon himself. – Washington in Domestic Life by Richard Rush
  2. Are you willing to sustain all the odium, to endure all the contumely, to which your acknowledged union with one of my unfortunate race will subject you? – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. I cannot believe that Mr. C- really intended to hold you up to public odium. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur