1. the disgrace or infamy attached to conduct viewed as grossly shameful
2. anything bringing shame or disgrace
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Word origin of 'opprobrium'
L < opprobrare,
to reproach < ob-
) + probrum,
a disgrace < pro-
) + *bhrom
< base of ferre, bear1
, formed after Gr propherein,
to bring forward, allege, reproach