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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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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.
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opprobrium

noun
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opprobrium

[əˈprəʊbrɪəm] N (frm) → oprobio m
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opprobrium

[əˈprəʊbriəm] nopprobre m
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opprobrium

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

[əˈprəʊbrɪəm] n (frm) → vituperio
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References in classic literature ?
At length, just before he rose to depart, he took me by the hand, and said (to quote his exact words): "Between ourselves, Barbara Alexievna, that kinswoman of yours and my good friend and acquaintance--I refer to Anna Thedorovna - is a very bad woman " (he also added a grosser term of opprobrium).
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.
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.