What does the word opprobrium mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton