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opprobrious

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adjective op·pro·bri·ous \ə-ˈprō-brē-əs\

Definition of opprobrious

  1. 1 :  expressive of opprobrium :  scurrilous <opprobrious language>

  2. 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>



14th Century

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14th century


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