opprobrium


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op·pro·bri·um

 (ə-prō′brē-əm)
n.
1. Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
2. Scornful reproach or contempt: a term of opprobrium.
3. Archaic A cause of shame or disgrace.

[Latin, from opprobrāre, to reproach : ob-, against; see ob- + probrum, reproach; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

opprobrium

(əˈprəʊbrɪəm)
n
1. the state of being abused or scornfully criticized
2. reproach or censure
3. a cause of disgrace or ignominy
[C17: from Latin ob- against + probrum a shameful act]

op•pro•bri•um

(əˈproʊ bri əm)

n.
1. the disgrace or reproach incurred by shameful conduct.
2. the cause of such disgrace or reproach.
3. reproach; scorn.
[1650–60; < Latin: reproach]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opprobrium - state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
disgrace, ignominy, shame - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
2.opprobrium - 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"
dishonor, dishonour - a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"

opprobrium

noun (Formal)
1. censure, criticism, condemnation, discredit, disapproval, reproach, stricture, calumny, odium, sideswipe, disfavour, stick (slang), obloquy, contumely, scurrility His political opinions have attracted public opprobrium.
2. disgrace, scandal, shame, stigma, stain, slur, degradation, disrepute, ignominy, dishonour, infamy, ill repute He had to undergo the opprobrium of a public trial.

opprobrium

noun
Translations

opprobrium

[əˈprəʊbrɪəm] N (frm) → oprobio m

opprobrium

[əˈprəʊbriəm] nopprobre m

opprobrium

n (= disgrace)Schande f, → Schmach f; (= scorn, reproach)Schmähung f; a term of opprobriumein Schmähwort nt

opprobrium

[əˈprəʊbrɪəm] n (frm) → vituperio
References in classic literature ?
My head still ached and bled with the blow and fall I had received: no one had reproved John for wantonly striking me; and because I had turned against him to avert farther irrational violence, I was loaded with general opprobrium.
If an ill appointment should be made, the Executive for nominating, and the Senate for approving, would participate, though in different degrees, in the opprobrium and disgrace.
Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.
Korak shouted down at him, calling him, in the language of the great apes, "Old green-eyed eater of carrion," "Brother of Dango," the hyena, and other choice appellations of jungle opprobrium.
However, the sun shone bright on poor Dominicus, and the mud, an emblem of all stains of undeserved opprobrium, was easily brushed off when dry.
In this last stage of opprobrium and misfortune, she was still beautiful; her great black eyes appeared still larger, because of the emaciation of her cheeks; her pale profile was pure and sublime.
It was not that he was in danger of legal punishment or of beggary: he was in danger only of seeing disclosed to the judgment of his neighbors and the mournful perception of his wife certain facts of his past life which would render him an object of scorn and an opprobrium of the religion with which he had diligently associated himself.
Multitudes of drivers might howl in his rear, and passengers might load him with opprobrium, he would not awaken until some blue policeman turned red and began to frenziedly tear bridles and beat the soft noses of the responsible horses.
A defacin' me walls," cried Patsy, at the same time emitting a string of vivid and vile, rather than virile, epithets of opprobrium.
She knew that he could not ascend far enough to reach Gazan, so she sat at a little distance from the tree and applied jungle opprobrium to him.
I am content to suffer alone while my sufferings shall endure; when I die, I am well satisfied that abhorrence and opprobrium should load my memory.
From that day these outrages have never ceased, until now they have reached a pitch which makes us the opprobrium of the civilized world.