The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

opprobrium Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 25,493
Neurons: 75,657
Location: Inside Farlex computers
opprobrium

(noun) Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.

Synonyms: obloquy

Usage: The candidate's racist comments attracted public opprobrium.
TheParser
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 6:33:23 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/21/2012
Posts: 4,669
Neurons: 22,062
Russia's seizure of the Crimea has attracted the West's opprobrium -- but no effective action.
walirlan
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 8:36:00 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/18/2014
Posts: 305
Neurons: 253,078
Location: Mayo, Connaught, Ireland
Browne says he would rather face public opprobrium, legal challenges and environmental regulations in Britain than the political uncertainty elsewhere.
Franklyn Wesley
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Rank: Member

Joined: 12/30/2013
Posts: 44
Neurons: 7,175
Location: Nyeri, Central, Kenya
Hell politics. Politicians ought to write this word behind their backs.
monamagda
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 3:21:30 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 6,689
Neurons: 4,650,172
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Notes: Despite the wide use of today's Word, it has accumulated a very small family. The adjective and adverb opprobrious and opprobriously are used occasionally in phrases like, opprobrious actions, actions that deserve reproach or opprobrious remarks, remarks showing contempt for opprobrious behavior.

In Play: Today's word refers to the worst kind of disgrace and is used when words like reproach, censure, and reprehension are not strong enough: "Hitler's suicide hardly fit the opprobrium of the devastation he visited on Europe." The word is so powerful and profound, metaphoric usages are difficult to find. It is best to use it only literally: "The opprobrium leveled at Saddam Hussein during his years in power had no effect on the man."

Word History: This word comes from Latin opprobrare "to reproach", a verb derived from ob- "against, toward" + probrum "reproach". Probrum comes from Latin pro- "before" + the root br- "bear, carry". The root br- comes from PIE bher-/bhr-, found in many Indo-European languages, such as English bear, burden, and the barrow in wheelbarrow. The PIE sound [bh] ([b] with a puff of air) became an [f] at the beginning of words, so Latin ferre "to carry" comes from the same root. (I hope we all bear tidings of thanksgiving to Luciano Eduardo de Oliveira for suggesting today's Good Word.)

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/opprobrium
The Realist
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 4:59:35 PM

Rank: Member

Joined: 5/25/2014
Posts: 187
Neurons: 4,920
The meaning of the word "Obloguy" caught my attention.
This is when someone makes a untrue statement of defamation about another person.
This is a hurtful feeling to have this done to you.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2018 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.