opprobrious [adj] abusive, hateful abasing, calumniatory, contemptuous, contumelious, damaging, debasing, defamatory, defaming, denigrating, depreciative, derogative, despicable, despiteful, detractive, disgracing, dishonoring, disparaging, humiliating, hurting, injuring, injurious, insolent, insulting, invective, libeling, malevolent, malign, malignant, maligning, notorious, offending, offensive, pejorative, reproaching, reviling, scandalous, scurrilous, shaming, spiteful, truculent, vile, vitriolic, vituperative, vulgar; concepts 267,404,542 —Ant. complimentary, flattering, kind, nice, praising

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  • Opprobrious — Op*pro bri*ous, a. [L. opprobriosus, fr. opprobrium. See {Opprobrium}.] 1. Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful; scurrilous; as, opprobrious language. [1913 Webster] They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opprobrious — index bad (offensive), blameful, blameworthy, calumnious, contemptible, contemptuous, disgraceful …   Law dictionary

  • opprobrious — (adj.) full of reproach, intended to bring disgrace, late 14c., from O.Fr. opprobrieux, from L.L. opprobriosus, from L. opprobare to reproach, taunt, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + probrum reproach, infamy. Etymological sense is disgrace… …   Etymology dictionary

  • opprobrious — *abusive, vituperative, contumelious, scurrilous Analogous words: reviling, vituperating, railing, berating (see SCOLD): *malicious, malevolent, malign, malignant: *execrable, damnable, accursed …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • opprobrious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ highly scornful. DERIVATIVES opprobriously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • opprobrious — [ə prō′brē əs] adj. [ME < LL opprobriosus] 1. expressing opprobrium; abusive; disrespectful 2. Now Rare deserving opprobrium; disgraceful opprobriously adv. opprobriousness n …   English World dictionary

  • opprobrious — opprobriously, adv. opprobriousness, n. /euh proh bree euhs/, adj. 1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker: opprobrious invectives. 2. outrageously disgraceful or shameful: opprobrious conduct. [1350 1400; ME < LL… …   Universalium

  • opprobrious — adjective Date: 14th century 1. expressive of opprobrium ; scurrilous < opprobrious language > 2. deserving of opprobrium ; infamous • opprobriously adverb • opprobriousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • opprobrious — /əˈproʊbriəs/ (say uh prohbreeuhs) adjective 1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language, a speaker, etc.: opprobrious invectives. 2. disgraceful or shameful; contumelious. {Middle English, from Late Latin opprōbriōsus} –opprobriously,… …  

  • opprobrious — adjective a) Of or related to opprobrium. b) Tending to cause opprobrium …   Wiktionary

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