opprobrium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opprobrium a state of extreme dishonor "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt","the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
    • n opprobrium state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Opprobrium A state of disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt; odium{3}.
    • Opprobrium Abusive language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n opprobrium Imputation of shameful conduct; insulting reproach; contumely; scurrility.
    • n opprobrium Disgrace; infamy. Synonyms Obloquy, Infamy, etc. See ignominy and odium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Opprobrium reproach expressing contempt or disdain: disgrace: infamy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. ob,see Ob-) + probrum, reproach, disgrace
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—ob, against, probrum, reproach.

Usage

In literature:

Catholics and Protestants must share the opprobrium due to the assertion of this tremendous doctrine.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
This is the very bane and opprobrium of our institutions.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
May it be an eternal opprobrium for the Germans!
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Cardinal Tournon and Diana of Poitiers, he tells us, shared in the opprobrium of being the instigators of these atrocities.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
The occasional prosperity of the transported person has been the opprobrium of the laws.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Was all this to be allowed to continue when he was worthy not of applause but of hisses, of the world's most bitter opprobrium?
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
There was a common murmur of assent, which stopped instantly, however, for the object of their opprobrium walked into the room.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
It included scorn and contempt and opprobrium.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
To the unmeasured hostility on this account was added the opprobrium of deeds in which he had no part.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
But Pinto had managed to escape public opprobrium.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
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In poetry:

Time was, when she knew nor opprobrium nor pain,
And youth could its pleasures impart,
Till some serpent distill'd through her bosom the stain,
As he wound round the strings of her heart.
"Stanzas" by Thomas Gent
Long years we have suffered opprobrium and wrong,
But we clung to your side with affection so strong,
That at last, in mere wanton aggression, you broke
All the ties of our hearts with one murderous stroke.
"Farewell To Brother Jonathan" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Alana Burke is well known for non sequiturs and logical disconnects while heaping opprobrium on anyone to the left of the French monarchy.
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In science:

We have also seen that the opprobrium of “conspiracy” as much applies to quantum fields as it does to random fields.
Bell inequalities for random fields
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