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Meaning of OBLOQUY

Pronunciation:  '√Ęblukwee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a malicious attack
  2. [n]  state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
 

OBLOQUY is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: calumny, defamation, hatchet job, opprobrium, traducement
 
 See Also: assassination, character assassination, depreciation, derogation, disgrace, disparagement, epithet, ignominy, libel, malignment, name, name calling, names, shame, slander, smear, vilification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob"lo*quy\ ([o^]b"l[-o]*kw[y^]), n. [L. obloquium, fr.
obloqui. See {Oblocutor}.]
1. Censorious speech; defamatory language; language that
   casts contempt on men or their actions; blame;
   reprehension.

         Shall names that made your city the glory of the
         earth be mentioned with obloquy and detraction?
                                               --Addison.

2. Cause of reproach; disgrace. [Obs.] --Shak.

Syn: Reproach; odium; censure; contumely; gainsaying;
     reviling; calumny; slander; detraction.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abuse, adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, billingsgate, calumny, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, contumely, criticism, degradation, demotion, depluming, discredit, disesteem, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, imputation, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, invective, knock, loss of honor, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, odium, opprobrium, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, rap, reflection, reproachfulness, revilement, scurrility, shame, slam, slur, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistism, vilification, vituperation
 

 

 

 

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