Definition of Opprobrious

1. Adjective. Expressing offensive reproach.

Exact synonyms: Abusive, Scurrilous
Similar to: Offensive
Derivative terms: Abuse, Scurrility



2. Adjective. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame. "A shameful display of cowardice"

Definition of Opprobrious

1. a. Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful; scurrilous; as, opprobrious language.

Definition of Opprobrious

1. Adjective. Of or relating to opprobrium. ¹

2. Adjective. Tending to cause opprobrium. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Opprobrious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opprobrious

oppressest
oppresseth
oppressing
oppressingly
oppression
oppressions
oppressive
oppressively
oppressiveness
oppressor
oppressors
oppressour
oppressure
opprest
opprobries
opprobrious (current term)
opprobriously
opprobriousness
opprobrium
opprobriums
opprobry
opps
oppugn
oppugnancy
oppugnant
oppugnation
oppugnations
oppugned
oppugner
oppugners

Literary usage of Opprobrious

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1. The Jesuits, 1534-1921: A History of the Society of Jesus from Its by Thomas Joseph Campbell (1921)
"The opprobrious meaning of the word came into use at the approach of the Protestant Reformation. Thus, when laxity in the observance of their rule began to ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... each other in the moil opprobrious language. They never fight or box with their ... opprobrious ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"scab (slang; opprobrious or a term of abuse), bugger (low), cullion (literary and archaic), caitiff (contemptuous); spec, beggar (Jig.), hound (fig. ..."

4. Nome and Seward Peninsula: History, Description, Biographies and Stories by Edward Sanford Harrison (1905)
"The name by which he is known is an opprobrious term, applied to him by the Indians of the interior of Alaska, and signifies "fish eater. ..."

5. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1915)
"... it is not the law that "any" provocation will justify the use of opprobrious words. A provocation may exist, and yet not be a sufficient provocation, ..."

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