What does the word opprobrious mean?

Usage examples for opprobrious

  1. This had been a grand man, despite his calling, and in the teeth of opprobrious epithets against his craft. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. One day the Pole was riding out on his bicycle when he passed a couple of students, who shouted opprobrious epithets at the 'Englander' and his preposterous vehicle. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner