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Definition of the adjective opprobrious

What does opprobrious mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. expressing offensive reproach
  2. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

Alternative definition of the adjective opprobrious


  1. Of or relating to opprobrium.
  2. Tending to cause opprobrium.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

OPPROBRIOUS, adj. } Lat. opprobrium. Oppro'rriously, adv. > Reproachful ; dis- Oppro'rriousness, n. s. j graceful ; slanderous; scurrilous; blasted with slander or reproach : the adverb and noun substantive corresponding. Himself pronounceth ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

- * OPPROBRIOUS. adj. [from opprobrium, Lat.) 1.

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

OPPROBRIOUS, adj. [from opprobrium, Lat.] 1.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

compassionate, *tender opprobrious *abusive, vituperative, contumelious, scurrilous Ana reviling, vituperating, railing, berating (see SCOLD): *malicious, malevolent, malign, malignant: ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language ... (1839)

by Samuel Johnson

act of scandalizing; what "candalizes state of being scandalized; offence given by the faults of others; reproachful aspersion, opprobrious censure, infamy. To ScA'NdA l, skandal, v. a. to treat with scandal; to injure by ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

Deserving reproach; opprobrious; scurrilous.-Obsolete in the last two senses. REPROAchABLENEss, re-protshe'a-bl-nes, s. The state of being reproachable. REPROACHABLY, re-protshe'a-ble, ad. proachable manner. REPROACHER ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1848)

Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)

Deserving reproach; opprobrious; scurrilous.-Obsolete in the last two senses. REPROACHABLEN ess, re-protshe'a-bl—nes, s. state of being reproachable. REPRoAchABLY, re-protshe'a-ble, ad. In a reproachable manner. REProAchER ...

Google previewThe Universal English Dictionary (1869)

Comprising the Etymology, Definition, and Pronunciation of All Known Words in the Language, as Well as Technical Terms Used in Art, Science, Literature, Commerce, and Law by John Craig, P. Austin Nuttall

Deserving reproach; opprobrious; scurrilous.—Obsolete in the last two senses. REPROACHABLENEss, re-protshe' a-bl-nes, s. The state of being reproachable. REPROACHABLY, re-protshe'a-ble, ad.

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Scrabble value of O1P3P3R1O1B3R1I1O1U1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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