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Daemon
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opprobrium

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

Synonyms: obloquy

Usage: The candidate's racist comments attracted public opprobrium.
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opprobrium (n.)
"imputation of shameful conduct, insulting reproach," 1680s, from Latin opprobrium "disgrace, infamy, scandal, dishonor," from opprobare "to reproach, taunt" . Earlier in English in nativized form opprobry (early 15c.).

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opprobrious (adj.)
"full of reproach, intended to bring disgrace" (of language, words, etc.), late 14c., from Old French oprobrieus (Modern French opprobrieux) and directly from Late Latin opprobriosus, from Latin opprobare "to reproach, taunt," from assimilated form of ob "in front of, before" (see ob-) + probrum "reproach, infamy," from Proto-Italic *profro-, from PIE *probhro- "what is brought up" (against someone, as a reproach), from root *bher- (1) "to carry," also "to bear children." Compare Sanskrit prabhar-, Avestan frabar- "to bring, offer." The etymological sense is "disgrace attached to conduct considered shameful." Related: Opprobriously; opprobriousness.
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If you go against or oppose what's good, you might earn opprobrium — the opposite of getting attention for something good. Bad behavior leads to opprobrium. If you throw a soft drink off the theater balcony, the opprobrium might keep you from getting dates to the movies.

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Even though the words aren't related, the "opp-" of the word opprobrium sounds a bit like the "app" part of "inappropriate." Opprobrium isn't an action that leads to disgrace, it's something that comes from the inappropriate thing that was done. A very inappropriate act leads to opprobrium for the person who did the act. "Infamy" — extreme dishonor, often with lasting consequences — is a synonym for opprobrium.

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They missed the last part of this sentence, should be: "The candidate's racist comments attracted public opprobrium, however, he was still elected President of the United States of America with more votes than anyone in history." Discuss. Dancing
Adyl Mouhei
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Foolhearted mindreader,
help us see how
the heart begs,
how fangs of opprobrium
possess our eyes
.

Yusef Komunyakaa
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Opprobrium

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

Example: A man's outwardly charming personality, drew attention from many ‘other’ women throughout his 30yr. marriage, which he took full advantage of; little did they know his true self was the source of great opprobrium for his loyal & loving wife. However, lying and cheating was nothing compared to the damage she did when she left him.

Did I use it appropriately?

Thanks,
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