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opprobrium - Dictionary definition and meaning for word opprobrium

(noun) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
Synonyms : obloquy

(noun) a state of extreme dishonor
Synonyms : infamy
Example Sentence
  • a date which will live in infamy
  • the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opprobrium

If you take OPIUM(banned drug) you will be criticized, humiliated & put to shame.
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by arvind_4

oppROBrium..stress on rob..if u rob something ull be dishonoured
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by vickydgr8

'opprobrium' sounds similar to 'oppressed i am', thus dishonoured
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by asheq

Sounds similar to "approbation," which is an expression of praise. Opprobrium is the opposite: Disgrace, contempt, scorn.
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by KOGrad

Split word like this OPP_ROB_RIUM : if u ROB OPIUM then u will be criticized
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by caoboidibo

opprobrium = 'Oprah' disgraced' Brian' in the show :)
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by abba

op+prob+rium....opprobrium for problem maker
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Opium + Probe + Rob = Defame
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by fanatic

Opprobrium:Opp(Opposite)+Rob(Robbery),Just Imagine u had ROBbed urs neighbors house which which is Opposite to urs House,so ur going to face great disgrace(of arising from shameful conduct) form ur neighbours who r very close to u
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by misc

opprobrium: Opium+ Pro a pro who uses opium(drug) should feel ashamed of himself/herself==> public disgrace or reproach
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by hn15

Think "Opt to be Probed in my Rium" which just sounds disgraceful and like I would hate it.
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by Yank

split opprobrium as op+probe+xxx probe means to sensors on sea ground,that touch the ground to analyse. So probe menas to touch and approve. Op+probe is not to touch because u dont like it. vilify,infamy.
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by itgulpp

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