Opprobry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Opprobry Opprobrium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n opprobry Opprobrium.
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Usage

In literature:

But the cad was very thick-skinned; he made not the slightest show of resentment at the opprobrious epithet.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
One word more about the race, all but extinct, of the people opprobriously called prize-fighters.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
I believe, indeed, he made use of still more opprobrious epithets, with which I do not wish to defile my pages.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
But who ever heard the opprobrious term 'fortune-hunter' given to a woman?
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
They are much worse treated than the poor in England, are talked to in more opprobrious terms, and otherwise very much oppressed.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
There was no opprobrious or harsh epithet he did not use.
"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Pharisees, opprobriously referred to, 66.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
Roblado had given him assurance of this by calling the doctor a fool, and heaping upon him other opprobrious epithets.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
They proved themselves worthy the opprobrious name of Roundhead.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
She could have called me anything opprobrious in that silvery voice of hers and I should have smiled.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

He gnasht his teeth; opprobrious names
Muttered on Death, and wisht his flames
Could crack his stubborn ribs . . in vain . .
He must resign or share the place
Imperial; he must bear disgrace
While that intruder feels but pain.
"On The Descent Into Hell Of Ezzelino Di Napoli" by Walter Savage Landor