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opprobrious

Pronunciation: /əˈprəʊbriəs/

Translation of opprobrious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [formal] oprobioso [formal], ignominioso [formal]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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