- Opprobrium is a shameful act or the disgrace of a shameful act.
An example of opprobrium is the shame that comes with telling lies about a best friend.
- the disgrace or infamy attached to conduct viewed as grossly shameful
- anything bringing shame or disgrace
- reproachful contempt for something regarded as inferior
Origin: L from opprobrare, to reproach from ob- (see ob-) plush probrum, a disgrace from pro- (see pro-) plush an unverified form bhrom from base of ferre, bear, formed after Glassical Greek propherein, to bring forward, allege, reproach
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- Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
- Scornful reproach or contempt: a term of opprobrium.
- A cause of shame or disgrace.
Origin: Latin, from opprobrāre, to reproach : ob-, against; see ob- + probum, reproach; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.