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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Opprobrious  \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. 
  2.  Infamous;  despised;  rendered  hateful;  as  an  opprobrious 
  This  dark,  opprobrious  den  of  shame.  --Milton. 
  --  {Op*pro"bri*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Op*pro"bri*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  expressing  offensive  reproach  [syn:  {abusive},  {insulting}, 
  {scornful},  {scurrilous}] 
  2:  (used  of  conduct  or  character)  deserving  or  bringing 
  disgrace  or  shame;  "Man...has  written  one  of  his  blackest 
  records  as  a  destroyer  on  the  oceanic  islands"-  Rachel 
  Carson;  "an  ignominious  retreat";  "inglorious  defeat";  "an 
  opprobrious  monument  to  human  greed";  "a  shameful  display 
  of  cowardice"  [syn:  {black},  {disgraceful},  {ignominious}, 
  {inglorious},  {shameful}] 

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