Opprobrium meaning

ə-prōbrē-əm
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.

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Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
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Scornful reproach or contempt.

A term of opprobrium.

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A cause of shame or disgrace.
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The disgrace or infamy attached to conduct viewed as grossly shameful.
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Reproachful contempt for something regarded as inferior.
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Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
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Don't give him a term of opprobrium.

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A cause of shame or disgrace.
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Origin of opprobrium

  • Latin from opprobrāre to reproach ob- against ob– probrum reproach bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested 1656, from Latin opprōbrium (“reproach, disgrace"), from opprōbrō (“reproach, taunt"), from ob (“against") + probrum (“disgrace, dishonor").

    From Wiktionary