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opprobrium

op·pro·bri·um

opprobrium

 
pronunciation:
pro bri m
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a condition of disgrace or shame; ignominy.
The governor was revealed to have been involved in the scandal and was forced to resign in opprobrium.
synonyms:
contempt, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, shame
similar words:
degradation, infamy, notoriety, obloquy, odium, scandal
definition 2: scorn, disdain, or contempt.
The offenders, having been placed in the stocks, felt the opprobrium of the townspeople.
synonyms:
contempt, disdain, scorn
antonyms:
esteem, honor
similar words:
deprecation, derision, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, disparagement, mockery, revilement, ridicule
definition 3: that which merits disgrace or shame.
synonyms:
disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, reproach, shame
similar words:
blot, infamy, mockery, odium, scorn, smirch, stain