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Reader comment on item: Israel's War on Hamas: A Dozen Thoughts

Submitted by Renee Bouvier (United States), Jan 1, 2009 at 12:55

Item #6 -- "Moral Opprobrium" is incorrect. You meant to relay "moral depravity" or "moral licenticousness." The usuage of the word "opprobrium" is wrong whether in describing the lack of morality or the moral justification (legitimacy) of a certain act. ....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

According to Merriam-Webster, it means, firstly, "something that brings disgrace." I stand by my usage.

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