opprobrious


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of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse

meriting or causing shame or dishonor

Synonyms for opprobrious

expressing offensive reproach

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(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

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On no fewer than four occasions the police were called in to receive denunciations of Mr Meagles as a Knight of Industry, a good-for- nothing, and a thief, all of which opprobrious language he bore with the best temper (having no idea what it meant), and was in the most ignominious manner escorted to steam-boats and public carriages, to be got rid of, talking all the while, like a cheerful and fluent Briton as he was, with Mother under his arm.
"He will tell you, it is all pfuscherei, which is his most opprobrious word!"
He called the panther every opprobrious name that fell to his tongue.
Whenever they mentioned Makola's name they always added to it an opprobrious epithet.
However, the most obvious dividend of this deliberation would be a realization that both communities, Hindus and Muslims, contributed to polluting the political environment as they adopted rigid attitudes, gave way to opprobrious passions and played - as they do to this day - into the hands of the extremists.
It is to express a judgment that the life events of other citizens are so opprobrious that one cannot take part in them.
It appeared from the evidence of police constables Evans and Biss, that while on duty in Louisa Street, the defendant came up to them with a piece of beef stuck on a skewer, and pushing it into their faces used opprobrious names.
'Our client states most emphatically that the entire opprobrious and denigrating story above referred to is most misleading, baseless, false, malicious and totally bereft of any foundation howsoever.
(81) In view of ta's [phrase omitted], morphological role as a third-person pronoun, the "child/daughter" and "slave" names alone may still be classified as plausible opprobrious ones, similar to Mainu [phrase omitted], "bought slave," and Jinu [phrase omitted] "slave-on-loan." But the other Ta-names, especially the "precious/noble" one, disprove this option.
(14) In keeping with this article's argument, I would add that this scene most likely stresses Castellanos's overarching message that only by becoming more modern will Chiapan society cease to designate female sexual liberation as opprobrious. More pithily stated, Castellanos's reading of female sexuality may better approximate that of Simone de Beauvoir, who, in the concluding line of The Second Sex, cajoles women to "unequivocally affirm their brotherhood" (863).
Such is the level of frustration on their part that they are now employing the same opprobrious epithets to describe the PTI chief that they had reserved so far for Zardari and the Sharifs.
Thompson (2000) saw the emergence of opprobrious discourses as a crucial feature of scandals.
Then, three days in and as if on cue, Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump an opprobrious epithet (that begins with "c") and the armies grew in number, as obvious and loud as the Confederate and Union troops facing off from either side of the Wheatfield in Gettysburg.
In the 1580s, pamphlets hyperbolically described the assassination of key players in the French Wars of Religion as massacres (16) This usage enjoyed a vogue, indicating particularly bloody or opprobrious lone murders, before the introduction of the word assassination in the early seventeenth century.