the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.

1650–60; < Latin: reproach, equivalent to op- op- + probr(um) infamy, disgrace + -ium -ium

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opprobrium (əˈprəʊbrɪəm)
1.  the state of being abused or scornfully criticized
2.  reproach or censure
3.  a cause of disgrace or ignominy
[C17: from Latin ob- against + probrum a shameful act]

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1680s, from L. opprobrium "disgrace, infamy," from opprobare (see opprobrious).
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Example sentences
Even the names of opprobrium which the hostile parties applied to each other
  were borrowed.
The opprobrium heaped on ratings firms is only partly deserved.
Others think the prime minister is pushing him forward to take the opprobrium.
He is a zoo creature, behind the bars of the people's opprobrium.
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