Origin of opprobrious
Examples from the Web for opprobrious
To my great relief, I was mentioned only once or twice and not in opprobrious terms.
You may call me a 'blue book,' but spare my snobbery the opprobrious epithet of 'directory.'Other Things Being Equal|Emma Wolf
The captain stood at the stern addressing the bow with opprobrious language.Last Words|Stephen Crane
The Iroquois had conquered them, disarmed them, and forced them to adopt the opprobrious name of women.
In Boston he had taken on himself every opprobrious epithet.Recollections and Impressions|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
They repaid him with the opprobrious nickname of “Sheemas-a-Cacagh,” or dirty James.
"full of reproach, intended to bring disgrace," late 14c., from Old French oprobrieus (Modern French opprobrieux), or directly from Late Latin opprobriosus, from Latin opprobare "to reproach, taunt," from ob "against" (see ob-) + probrum "reproach, infamy." Etymological sense is "disgrace attached to conduct considered shameful." Related: Opprobriously; opprobriousness.