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Definition of "opprobrium" []

  • Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy. (noun)
  • Scornful reproach or contempt: a term of opprobrium. (noun)
  • A cause of shame or disgrace. (noun)

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.

Use "opprobrium" in a sentence
  • "Of course, most transgenerational obligations run the other way -- from parents to children -- and of these the most obvious candidate for opprobrium is our wasteful attitude toward the planet's natural resources and ecology."
  • "That if worse things mean the opprobrium is excessive, then things less bad — many of which involve talk – mean the opprobrium is too low."
  • "Rather than rain opprobrium on the "inexperienced bicyclists" perhaps it can be stated that there were just too many cyclists."