- the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
- a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.
- the state of being abused or scornfully criticized
- reproach or censure
- a cause of disgrace or ignominy
n.1680s, from Latin opprobrium “disgrace, infamy, scandal, dishonor,” from opprobare (see opprobrious).