Definitions for opprobriuməˈproʊ bri əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
op•pro•bri•uməˈproʊ bri əm(n.)
the disgrace or reproach incurred by shameful conduct.
the cause of such disgrace or reproach.
Origin of opprobrium:
1650–60; < L: reproach
state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
a state of extreme dishonor
"a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
Scornful reproach or contempt
Don't give him a term of opprobrium.
A cause of shame or disgrace.
Origin: First attested 1656, from opprobrium, from opprobro, from ob + probrum.