The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
Mid 19th century: from German Zeitgeist, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit’.
“The outfits really captured the zeitgeist of the 60s era.”
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.