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First attested 1656, from Latin opprobrium(reproach, disgrace), from opprobrō(reproach, taunt), from ob(against) + probrum(disgrace, dishonor).

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opprobrium (countable and uncountable, plural opprobriums)

  1. Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
  2. Scornful reproach or contempt.
  3. A cause of shame or disgrace.

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From opprobrō

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opprobrium n (genitive opprobriī); second declension

  1. reproach, taunt
  2. scandal, disgrace, dishonour, shame

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative opprobrium opprobria
genitive opprobriī opprobriōrum
dative opprobriō opprobriīs
accusative opprobrium opprobria
ablative opprobriō opprobriīs
vocative opprobrium opprobria

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