the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.
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How to use opprobrium in a sentence
More notable than Hemedti’s public show of allegiance to Russia during this moment of international opprobrium was that Lavrov actually made time for Hemedti at such a critical juncture.Putin's Exploitation of Africa Could Help Him Evade Sanctions | George Clooney, Justyna Gudzowska, and John Prendergast | April 8, 2022 | Time
Powell deserves opprobrium for defying Clinton, rallying opposition, and allowing 60,000 troops under his command to suffer the indignity of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
But this is Clinton-era outrage: political motivations masquerading as moral opprobrium.
Singled out for opprobrium was the planned exhibit on Margaret Sanger, birth-control crusader and godmother of Planned Parenthood.
And so the serially unpopular Hollande was robbed of a rare break from public opprobrium.
In the real world, walking around with Google Glass is as likely to make you a target of opprobrium as it is a target of envy.
Heaping opprobrium on these parents exacerbates a problem we could instead resolve.
Remember this: if you are discovered, we shall all abandon you; we shall even cast, if necessary, opprobrium and infamy upon you.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
The age of strikes had not yet arrived, and they preferred opprobrium with a little money to honour and an empty treasury.Queens of the French Stage | H. Noel Williams
Talents of the rarest order, or regarded as such, do not efface the opprobrium of a dissolute life.Queens of the French Stage | H. Noel Williams
But the common epithet of opprobrium is justly bestowed, and marks a right feeling.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) | John Ruskin
It was a monstrous corruption in legislation, which not even the great name of Henry Clay could shield from subsequent opprobrium.
British Dictionary definitions for opprobrium
the state of being abused or scornfully criticized
reproach or censure
a cause of disgrace or ignominy
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