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Meaning of OPPROBRIUM

Pronunciation:  u'prowbreeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
  2. [n]  state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
 

OPPROBRIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: infamy, obloquy
 
 Antonyms: celebrity, fame, renown
 
 See Also: disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, ignominy, shame

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Op*pro"bri*um\, n. [L., fr. ob (see {Ob-}) + probrum
reproach, disgrace.]
Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt; abusive
language.

      Being both dramatic author and dramatic performer, he
      found himself heir to a twofold opprobrium. --De
                                               Quincey.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abuse, calumny, contumely, degradation, demotion, depluming, discredit, disesteem, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, invective, loss of honor, obloquy, odium, revilement, scurrility, shame, vilification, vituperation
 

 

 

 

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