opprobrious

[ uh-proh-bree-uhs ]
/ əˈproʊ bri əs /

adjective

conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker: opprobrious invectives.
outrageously disgraceful or shameful: opprobrious conduct.

Origin of opprobrious

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin opprobriōsus, equivalent to Latin opprobri(um) opprobrium + -ōsus -ous

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opprobrious

/ (əˈprəʊbrɪəs) /

adjective

expressing scorn, disgrace, or contempt
shameful or infamous

Derived Forms

opprobriously, adverbopprobriousness, noun
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