AskDefine | Define opprobrious

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opprobrious adj
1 expressing offensive reproach [syn: abusive, insulting, scornful, scurrilous]
2 (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" [syn: black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, shameful]

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  1. Of or related to opprobrium.
  2. Tending to cause opprobrium.


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