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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.
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)
1. the disgrace or reproach incurred by shameful conduct.
2. the cause of such disgrace or reproach.
3. reproach; scorn.
[1650–60; < Latin: reproach]
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|Noun||1.||opprobrium - state of disgrace resulting from public abuse|
|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"|
1. censure, criticism, condemnation, discredit, disapproval, reproach, stricture, calumny, odium, sideswipe, disfavour, stick (slang), obloquy, contumely, scurrility His political opinions have attracted public opprobrium.