opprobrium [ə prō′brē əm]
[L < opprobrare, to reproach < ob- (see OB-) + probrum, a disgrace < pro- (see PRO-2) + * bhrom < base of ferre,BEAR1, formed after Gr propherein, to bring forward, allege, reproach]
1. the disgrace or infamy attached to conduct viewed as grossly shameful
2. anything bringing shame or disgrace
3. reproachful contempt for something regarded as inferior

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