Part of speech: noun

Reproach mingled with disdain; disgrace; shame; a cause of disgrace.

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Usage examples "opprobrium":

  1. Rose was pleased with the novelty of her situation, though the islet certainly did deserve the opprobrium of being a " desert island." - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. If she is not married, they spring from failure and envy, and, shrinking from such opprobrium, the few women who see talk the matter over among themselves, and that is the end of it. - "A New Atmosphere", Gail Hamilton.
  3. When so much jealousy and mutual animosity were abroad, neither the one nor the other could venture, without raising a storm of opprobrium, to test to what extreme limits its utmost elasticity could be strained. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.