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Sunday, November 25, 2007

XI:ODIUM

We have seen that there are people whose dominant feeling can be hatred. These people get a feeling of dislike or repulsion when they see their object of hatred. An object that evokes repulsive feeling can be called ODIOUS(coming from our earlier term ODIUM, which means intense hatred). Anything or anyone ODIOUS is repulsive or evokes a feeling of hatred, just as anything or anyone CHARISMATIC evokes a feeling of attraction and loyalty.Hence,
ODIOUS: REPULSIVE
is the same as
CHARISMATIC: LOYALTY
Let's have a look at a few synonyms of ODIOUS:
REPULSIVE
DISGUSTING
REPUGNANT
REVOLTING
Something ODIOUS is repulsive is also likely to invite criticism and disrespect. So ODIOUS can also denote CONTEMPTIBLE(that which deserves disrespect) or REPROACHABLE(blame-worthy) . That way, the following also has similar meaning as odious:
CONTEMPTIBLE
INESTIMABLE
DEPLORABLE
CONDEMNABLE
REPROVABLE
REPREHENSIBLE
REPROACHABLE
DEPLORABLE
DISRESPECTABLE
INESTIMABLE
OPPROBRIOUS
SCURVY
The word OPPROBRIOUS is from OPPROBRIUM,i.e., bad reputation. So, OPPROBRIOUS can also mean
INFAMOUS
NOTORIOUS
INESTIMABLE
In fact, INESTIMABLE is from ESTEEM,i.e., great respect. So, ESTIMABLE is RESPECTABLE, and INESTIMABLE, DISRESPECTABLE.
Let' s view a few antonyms in this connection:
OPPROBRIUM x GOOD REPUTE
FAME x NOTORIETY(INFAMY)
ESTEEM x CONTEMPT(DISRESPECT)
ODIUM x INFATUATION(foolish LOVE)
CONDEMNABLE(BLAMEWORTHY) x COMMENDABLE(PRAISEWORTHY)
OPPROBRIOUS X IRREPROACHABLE(ABOVE BLAME)
SCURVY x ABOVE REPROACH
ESTIMABLE x INFAMOUS
VENERATION(ESTEEM) X DERISION(CONTEMPT)
DEFERENCE( RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR) x CONTEMPT(DISRESPECT)
DEFERENTIAL(POLITE) x SCORNFUL(DISRESPECTFUL)

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