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

opprobriously

adverb

opprobriousness

noun

Examples of opprobrious in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of opprobrious

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


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