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Meaning of OPPROBRIOUS

Pronunciation:  u'prowbreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (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"
  2. [adj]  expressing offensive reproach
 

OPPROBRIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: abusive, black, disgraceful, dishonorable, dishonourable, ignominious, inglorious, insulting, offensive, scornful, scurrilous, shameful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Op*pro"bri*ous\, a. [L. opprobriosus, fr.
opprobrium. See {Opprobrium}.]
1. Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful;
   scurrilous; as, opprobrious language.

         They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less
         opprobrious than those by which they are attacked.
                                               --Addison.

2. Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious
   name.

         This dark, opprobrious den of shame.  --Milton.
   -- {Op*pro"bri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Op*pro"bri*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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