Good, bad and evil

opprobrium
(n)
ǝ-PRO-bri-ǝm
Meaning

infamy; disgrace; shame

1st Sample Sentence

More than imprisonment itself, he feared the opprobrium that would accompany it.

Root

ob (against)#probrum (reproach, infamy) (Latin)

Synonyms

ignominy, notoriety, opprobrium, stigma

Antonyms

renown

Mnemonics

If you take OPIUM (banned drug) you will be criticized, humiliated & put to shame. oppROBrium. stress on rob. if u rob something ull be dishonoured Sounds similar to "approbation, " which is an expression of praise. Opprobrium is the opposite: Disgrace, contempt, scorn. 'opprobrium' sounds similar to 'oppressed i am', thus dishonoured

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