Definition of opprobrium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

opprobrium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈprəʊbriəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈproʊbriəm//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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severe criticism of a person, country, etc. by a large group of people The bombing has attracted international opprobrium. The government did not deserve the opprobrium heaped on it by the national press. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘infamy’, from opprobrum, from ob- ‘against’ + probrum ‘disgraceful act’.
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