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Opprobrium

Opprobrium

SUBMITTED RANDOMLY AND WITH ABSOLUTELY NO REFLECTION ON THE NEWS OF THE DAY

n. — an occasion, object, or cause of reproach, criticism, shame, disgrace; shameful conduct
— a bad reputation arising from shameful or dishonorable conduct

fm. classical Latin, opbrobrium, an expression of reproach. (See the Spanish word oprobio, meaning reproach.)

first published. 1656

“When I die, I am well satisfied that abhorrence and opprobrium should load my memory.” — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818

inspiration. okay, perhaps it has something to do with today’s news

Opprobrium

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