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.
adj 1: expressing offensive reproach [syn: abusive, insulting,
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,