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opprobrium - vocabulary

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noun

The disgrace or reproach incurred by outrageous or shameful conduct; ignominy.

Yahoo has suffered a good deal of opprobrium since it was revealed last month that, when [Chinese] government officials came calling, the company's Hong Kong division simply surrendered information on a Chinese citizen who had presumably sought refuge, anonymity and a bit of freedom in the bosom of a Yahoo e-mail address.

—Tom Zeller Jr. “Yahoo in China: Rising Tide of Anger”
International Herald Tribune, October 24, 2005

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