Word of the Week: Opprobrium

CliffsNotes February 26, 2015


CliffsNotes Blog Word of the Week Opprobrium

Word: opprobrium (n)

Meaning: shame

Synonyms: disgrace, dishonor, embarrassment


1. Mulan’s opprobrium stemmed from not meeting the Chinese social norms for her generation.

2. The politician earned opprobrium when he made a sexist remark.

3. After my brother fell down the stairs during graduation, he hoped the opprobrium would be quickly forgotten.


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