infamy; disgrace; shame
More than imprisonment itself, he feared the opprobrium that would accompany it.
ob (against)#probrum (reproach, infamy) (Latin)
ignominy, notoriety, opprobrium, stigma
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