(Of language) expressing scorn or criticism.
- Sponsors are withdrawing advertisements featuring the couple and websites have been flooded with opprobrious messages.
- In short, valuing for the increment added by improvements, if not an everyday occurrence, is by no means so odd as to attract the opprobrious epithet ‘impractical’.
- The term also entered popular journalism of the 1920s and 30s, used of composers as unalike as Varèse and Bartók, generally with opprobrious intent.
- Example sentences
- Brandes wants to contribute to what he calls the ‘New Military History’ which, he asserts, offsets ideology and conspiracy-mindedness by concentrating ‘less opprobriously on understanding civil-military relations’.
- Although this has been opprobriously termed ‘behavior control’ by some ethicists, the counselor is no more controlling behavior than is a surgeon who recommends an elective operation.
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