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 opprobriosus, equiv. to L opprobri(um) OPPROBRIUM + -osus -OUS]
Syn. 1. reproachful, abusive, vituperative, contemptuous. 2. dishonorable, ignominious.
Ant. 1. laudatory. 2. reputable.

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