Opprobrium Definition

ə-prōbrē-əm
noun
The disgrace or infamy attached to conduct viewed as grossly shameful.
Webster's New World
Reproachful contempt for something regarded as inferior.
Webster's New World
A cause of shame or disgrace.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
fame

Origin of Opprobrium

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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