Op*pro"bri*ous (?), a. [L. opprobriosus, fr. opprobrium. See Opprobrium.]

1.

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

They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less opprobrious than those by which they are attacked. Addison.

2.

Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious name.

This dark, opprobrious den of shame. Milton.

-- Op*pro"bri*ous*ly, adv. -- Op*pro"bri*ous*ness, n.

 

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