opprobrious


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Opprobrious \Op*pro"bri*ous\, a. [L. opprobriosus, fr.
   opprobrium. See Opprobrium.]
   1. Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful;
      scurrilous; as, opprobrious language.
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            They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less
            opprobrious than those by which they are attacked.
                                                  --Addison.
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   2. Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious
      name.
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            This dark, opprobrious den of shame.  --Milton.
      [1913 Webster] -- Op*pro"bri*ous*ly, adv. --
      Op*pro"bri*ous*ness, n.
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