opprobrious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word opprobrious

(adj) expressing offensive reproach
Synonyms : abusive , scurrilous

(adj) (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
Example Sentence
  • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands
  • an ignominious retreat
  • inglorious defeat
  • an opprobrious monument to human greed
  • a shameful display of cowardice

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opprobrious

opp-ROBRI-ous ROBRI = robbery,,, so if u were caught in a robbery, u will b disgraceful and contemptuous
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by saurabhkumar87

sounds like operation and bruce(cut)..while doing operation doctor made bruces on the whole body which brings shame to the doctor or hospital
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by praneethkaranam

op-pro... or not-pro... bound to be disgraceful, shameful.
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by rishib1988

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