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1. expressing offensive reproach;
[syn: abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous]

2. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame;
- Example: "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
- Example: "an ignominious retreat"
- Example: "inglorious defeat"
- Example: "an opprobrious monument to human greed"
- Example: "a shameful display of cowardice"
[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. [1913 Webster] They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less opprobrious than those by which they are attacked. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious name. [1913 Webster] This dark, opprobrious den of shame. --Milton. [1913 Webster] -- Op*pro"bri*ous*ly, adv. -- Op*pro"bri*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]