opprobrious

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 opprobrious — index bad (offensive), blameful, blameworthy, calumnious, contemptible, contemptuous, disgraceful …

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  • 3 opprobrious — (adj.) full of reproach, intended to bring disgrace, late 14c., from O.Fr. opprobrieux, from L.L. opprobriosus, from L. opprobare to reproach, taunt, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + probrum reproach, infamy. Etymological sense is disgrace… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 opprobrious — *abusive, vituperative, contumelious, scurrilous Analogous words: reviling, vituperating, railing, berating (see SCOLD): *malicious, malevolent, malign, malignant: *execrable, damnable, accursed …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 opprobrious — [adj] abusive, hateful abasing, calumniatory, contemptuous, contumelious, damaging, debasing, defamatory, defaming, denigrating, depreciative, derogative, despicable, despiteful, detractive, disgracing, dishonoring, disparaging, humiliating,… …

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  • 6 opprobrious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ highly scornful. DERIVATIVES opprobriously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 opprobrious — [ə prō′brē əs] adj. [ME < LL opprobriosus] 1. expressing opprobrium; abusive; disrespectful 2. Now Rare deserving opprobrium; disgraceful opprobriously adv. opprobriousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 opprobrious — opprobriously, adv. opprobriousness, n. /euh proh bree euhs/, adj. 1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker: opprobrious invectives. 2. outrageously disgraceful or shameful: opprobrious conduct. [1350 1400; ME < LL… …

    Universalium

  • 9 opprobrious — adjective Date: 14th century 1. expressive of opprobrium ; scurrilous < opprobrious language > 2. deserving of opprobrium ; infamous • opprobriously adverb • opprobriousness noun …

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  • 10 opprobrious — /əˈproʊbriəs/ (say uh prohbreeuhs) adjective 1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language, a speaker, etc.: opprobrious invectives. 2. disgraceful or shameful; contumelious. {Middle English, from Late Latin opprōbriōsus} –opprobriously,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 opprobrious — adjective a) Of or related to opprobrium. b) Tending to cause opprobrium …

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  • 12 opprobrious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. abusive, insulting, offensive, slanderous, derogatory, contemptuous, malicious. See disrepute, detraction. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Expressing slander] Syn. scurrilous, slanderous, abusive,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 opprobrious — op|pro|bri|ous [ ə proubriəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL expressing very strong criticism of something that you do not approve of …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 opprobrious — op·pro·bri·ous || É™ prəʊbrɪəs adj. insulting; humiliating; shameful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 opprobrious — [ə prəʊbrɪəs] adjective (of language) expressing scorn or criticism. Derivatives opprobriously adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 opprobrious — a. 1. Reproachful, scurrilous, abusive, vituperative, insolent, condemnatory, damnatory, scandalous, contemptuous, offensive, insulting. 2. Infamous, despised, shameful, dishonorable, disgraceful, disreputable, hateful …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 opprobrious — adjective formal showing great disrespect opprobriously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 opprobrious — adj 1. disgraceful, dishonorable, shameful, degraded, inglorious; infamous, ignominious, odious, contemptible, despicable, detestable, sordid, degenerate, depraved, horrible, heinous, vicious, atrocious, flagitious; corrupt, reprehensible,… …

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  • 19 opprobrious — op·pro·bri·ous …

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  • 20 opprobrious — op•pro•bri•ous [[t]əˈproʊ bri əs[/t]] adj. 1) conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker 2) disgraceful or shameful • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL op•pro′bri•ous•ly, adv. op•pro′bri•ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang