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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 op·pro·bri·ous /əˈprobriəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·pro·bri·ous a.
 1. Expressive of opprobrium; attaching disgrace; reproachful; scurrilous; as, opprobrious language.
    They . . . vindicate themselves in terms no less opprobrious than those by which they are attacked.   --Addison.
 2. Infamous; despised; rendered hateful; as, an opprobrious name.
    This dark, opprobrious den of shame.   --Milton.
 -- Op*pro*bri*ous*ly, adv. -- Op*pro*bri*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: expressing offensive reproach [syn: abusive, insulting,
             scornful, scurrilous]
      2: (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing
         disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest
         records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel
         Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an
         opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display
         of cowardice" [syn: black, disgraceful, ignominious,
          inglorious, shameful]