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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.