[syn: black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Opprobrious \Op*pro"bri*ous\, a. [L. opprobriosus, fr.
opprobrium. See Opprobrium.]
1. Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful;
scurrilous; as, opprobrious language.
They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less
opprobrious than those by which they are attacked.
2. Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious
This dark, opprobrious den of shame. --Milton.
[1913 Webster] -- Op*pro"bri*ous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: expressing offensive reproach [syn: abusive,
2: (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace
or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a
destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an
ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious
monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
[syn: black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious,