Soothe, make an unpleasant feeling less intense. Satisfy a desire for.
Middle English: from Old French assouagier.
“Hopefully receiving the letter will assuage her fears.”
“It was an opportunity for him to assuage his desire for knowledge.”
Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.
To speak abusively or contemptuously of or to; to reproach; to vilify.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Daniel (1616–1657), poet. From post-classical Latin opprobriat-, past participial stem of opprobriare to bring to disgrace, dishonour from classical Latin opprobrium.