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English definition of “opprobrium”


noun [U]     /əˈprəʊ.bri.əm/ US  /-ˈproʊ-/ formal
severe criticism and blame: International opprobrium has been heaped on the country following its attack on its neighbours.Blaming and accusingDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation opprobrious     /-əs/ adjective
(Definition of opprobrium noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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