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Meaning of OBLOQUY

Pronunciation:  '√Ęblukwee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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;

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

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

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

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 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