opprobrious(redirected from opprobriousness)
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1. Expressing contemptuous reproach; scornful or abusive: opprobrious epithets.
2. Bringing disgrace; shameful or infamous: opprobrious conduct.
1. expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt
2. shameful or infamous
op•pro•bri•ous(əˈproʊ bri əs)
1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker.
2. disgraceful or shameful.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||opprobrious - expressing offensive reproach |
offensive - causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
|2.||opprobrious - (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"|