Part of speech: adjective

Abusive; contumelious.

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Usage examples "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", 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", A. G. Gardiner.
  3. O, my friend, the Trojans will not retire from the corse by opprobrious words: first will the earth possess some of them; for the emergency of battle is placed in the hands, but of counsel in words; wherefore it is by no means necessary to multiply words, but to fight. - "The Iliad of Homer (1873)", Homer.