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Definition of "opprobrious" []

  • Expressing contemptuous reproach; scornful or abusive: opprobrious epithets. (adjective)
  • Bringing disgrace; shameful or infamous: opprobrious conduct. (adjective)
  • Expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Shameful or infamous (adjective)

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Use "opprobrious" in a sentence
  • "_Castlereagh_, was Lord _Clare_, Chancellor of Ireland, who used also to call men {64} with three names by a term opprobrious among the Romans:"
  • "But the little children and dirt-pie manufacturers were presently succeeded by followers of a larger growth, and a number of lads and girls from the factory being let loose at this hour, joined the mob, and began laughing, jeering, hooting, and calling opprobrious names at the Frenchman."
  • "Page 76: 'opprobious' corrected to 'opprobrious'. (in terms opprobrious they mouth)."