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



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 Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘infamy’, from opprobrum, from ob- ‘against’ + probrum ‘disgraceful act’.
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