opprobrious


op·pro·bri·ous

adjective \ə-ˈprō-brē-əs\

Definition of OPPROBRIOUS

1
:  expressive of opprobrium :  scurrilous <opprobrious language>
2
:  deserving of opprobrium :  infamous
op·pro·bri·ous·ly adverb
op·pro·bri·ous·ness noun

Examples of OPPROBRIOUS

  1. <an opprobrious attack on the alleged corruption in the police department>
  2. <contends that visiting a brothel is the sort of opprobrious conduct for which a public official should be censured>

First Known Use of OPPROBRIOUS

14th century

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