Definition of opprobrious in English:

opprobrious

Line breaks: op¦pro¦bri|ous
Pronunciation: /əˈprəʊbrɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

opprobriously

adverb
More 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin opprobriosus, from opprobrium (see opprobrium).

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