opprobrium


opprobrium

noun

  1. the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
  2. a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.

noun

  1. the state of being abused or scornfully criticized
  2. reproach or censure
  3. a cause of disgrace or ignominy

n.1680s, from Latin opprobrium “disgrace, infamy, scandal, dishonor,” from opprobare (see opprobrious).

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