opprobrious

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

Definition of opprobrious 

1 : expressive of opprobrium : scurrilous opprobrious language

2 : deserving of opprobrium : infamous

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Other Words from opprobrious

opprobriously adverb
opprobriousness noun

Examples of opprobrious in a Sentence

an opprobrious attack on the alleged corruption in the police department 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for opprobrious

Middle English, borrowed from Late Latin opprobriōsus, from Latin opprobrium opprobrium + -ōsus -ose entry 1

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