Definitions for opprobriousəˈproʊ bri əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•pro•bri•ousəˈproʊ bri əs(adj.)

  1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker.

  2. disgraceful or shameful.

Origin of opprobrious:

1350–1400; ME < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous(adj)

    expressing offensive reproach

  2. black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful(adj)

    (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

    "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"


  1. opprobrious(Adjective)

    Of or relating to opprobrium.

  2. opprobrious(Adjective)

    Tending to cause opprobrium.


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