1. [ adjective ] expressing offensive reproach
Synonyms: insulting scurrilous scornful abusive
Related terms: offensive
2. [ adjective ] (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
Synonyms: shameful inglorious disgraceful ignominious black

"an ignominious retreat" "inglorious defeat" "an opprobrious monument to human greed" "a shameful display of cowardice"

Related terms: dishonorable
Similar spelling:   opprobrium