opprobriousness

opprobrious

[uh-proh-bree-uhs]
adjective
1.
conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker: opprobrious invectives.
2.
outrageously disgraceful or shameful: opprobrious conduct.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin opprobriōsus, equivalent to Latin opprobri(um) opprobrium + -ōsus -ous

opprobriously, adverb
opprobriousness, noun
nonopprobrious, adjective
nonopprobriously, adverb
nonopprobriousness, noun
unopprobrious, adjective
unopprobriously, adverb
unopprobriousness, noun


1. reproachful, abusive, vituperative, contemptuous. 2. dishonorable, ignominious.


1. laudatory. 2. reputable.
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opprobrious (əˈprəʊbrɪəs)
 
adj
1.  expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt
2.  shameful or infamous
 
op'probriously
 
adv
 
op'probriousness
 
n

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opprobrious
"full of reproach, intended to bring disgrace," late 14c., from O.Fr. opprobrieux, from L.L. opprobriosus, from L. opprobare "to reproach, taunt," from ob "against" + probrum "reproach, infamy." Etymological sense is "disgrace attached to conduct considered shameful."
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