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Today's word is:

opprobrium

|əˈprōbrēəm|

noun

Harsh criticism or censure: his films and the critical opprobrium they have generated.

  • The public disgrace arising from someone's shameful conduct: the opprobrium of being closely associated with thugs and gangsters.
  • [archaic] An occasion or cause of reproach or disgrace.

ORIGIN: mid 17th cent.: from Latin, literally 'infamy,' from opprobrum, from ob- 'against' + probrum 'disgraceful act.'