opprobrium

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First attested 1656, from Latin opprōbrium (reproach, disgrace), from opprōbrō (reproach, taunt), from ob (against) + probrum (disgrace, dishonor).

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opprobrium

  1. Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
  2. Scornful reproach or contempt
    Don't give him a term of opprobrium.
  3. A cause of shame or disgrace.

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Noun[edit]

opprōbrium n (genitive opprōbriī); second declension

  1. reproach, taunt
  2. scandal, disgrace, dishonour, shame

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative opprōbrium opprōbria
genitive opprōbriī opprōbriōrum
dative opprōbriō opprōbriīs
accusative opprōbrium opprōbria
ablative opprōbriō opprōbriīs
vocative opprōbrium opprōbria

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