Monday, February 16, 2009


opprobrium \ə-ˈprō-brē-əm\ noun: 1. something that brings disgrace, 2. public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious

Etymology: Latin, from opprobrare to reproach, from ob in the way of + probrum reproach

Opprobrium is a shapely word, what with all of its o’s and p’s.

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