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First attested 1656, from Latin opprōbrium(reproach, disgrace), from opprōbrō(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 opprōbrō

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opprōbrium n ‎(genitive opprōbriī); second declension

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

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative opprōbrium opprōbria
genitive opprōbriī opprōbriōrum
dative opprōbriō opprōbriīs
accusative opprōbrium opprōbria
ablative opprōbriō opprōbriīs
vocative opprōbrium opprōbria

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