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
  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) by Homer