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opprobrious

[uh-proh-bree-uh s] /əˈproʊ bri əs/
adjective
1.
conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker:
opprobrious invectives.
2.
outrageously disgraceful or shameful:
opprobrious conduct.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin opprobriōsus, equivalent to Latin opprobri(um) opprobrium + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
opprobriously, adverb
opprobriousness, noun
nonopprobrious, adjective
nonopprobriously, adverb
nonopprobriousness, noun
unopprobrious, adjective
unopprobriously, adverb
unopprobriousness, noun
Synonyms
1. reproachful, abusive, vituperative, contemptuous. 2. dishonorable, ignominious.
Antonyms
1. laudatory. 2. reputable.
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British Dictionary definitions for unopprobrious

opprobrious

/əˈprəʊbrɪəs/
adjective
1.
expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt
2.
shameful or infamous
Derived Forms
opprobriously, adverb
opprobriousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unopprobrious
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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