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- Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
- Synonym: obloquy
- Scornful reproach or contempt.
- A cause of shame or disgrace.
- Synonym: curse
- 1872, George Eliot [pseudonym; Mary Ann Evans], chapter LXI, in Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, volume (please specify |volume=I, II, III, or IV), Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, OCLC 948783829, book (please specify |book=I to VIII):
- It was not that he was in danger of legal punishment or of beggary: he was in danger only of seeing disclosed to the judgment of his neighbors and the mournful perception of his wife certain facts of his past life which would render him an object of scorn and an opprobrium of the religion with which he had diligently associated himself.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:opprobrium.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /opˈpro.bri.um/, [ɔpˈprɔbriʊ̃ˑ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /opˈpro.bri.um/, [ɔpˈprɔːbrium]
Second-declension noun (neuter).
1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).
- Catalan: oprobi
- → English: opprobrium
- French: opprobre
- Portuguese: opróbrio
- Spanish: oprobio, oprobrio