obloquy

  • 1 obloquy — I noun abasement, abuse, abusive language, accusation, animadversion, aspersion, berating, blame, castigation, censure, chastisement, chiding, contempt, criticism, debasement, defamation, degradation, denunciation, derision, derogation, diatribe …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Obloquy — 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. [1913 Webster] Shall names that made your city… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 obloquy — (n.) mid 15c., evil speaking, from L.L. obloquium speaking against, contradiction, from obloqui to speak against, contradict, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + loqui to speak, from PIE *tolkw /*tlokw to speak (see …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 obloquy — 1 *abuse, vituperation, invective, scurrility, billingsgate Analogous words: censuring or censure, condemning or condemnation, denouncing or denunciation, criticizing or criticism (see corresponding verbs at CRITICIZE): calumny, *detraction,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 obloquy — [n] calumny abuse, animadversion, aspersion, bad press, censure, criticism, defamation, disgrace, humiliation, ignominy, insult, invective, reproach, slander, vituperation; concepts 271,277,278 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 obloquy — ► NOUN 1) strong public condemnation. 2) disgrace brought about by public condemnation. ORIGIN from Latin obloqui speak against …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 obloquy — [äb′lə kwē] n. pl. obloquies [ME obliqui < LL obloquium < L obloqui, to speak against < ob (see OB ) + loqui, to speak] 1. verbal abuse of a person or thing; censure or vituperation, esp. when widespread or general 2. ill repute,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Obloquy — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Obloquy (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on obloquy instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/obloquy …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 obloquy — noun 1) he was able to control the press of New York City, so as to hold me up to obloquy Syn: vilification, opprobrium, vituperation, condemnation, denunciation, abuse, criticism, censure, defamation, denigration, calumny, insults; informal… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 obloquy — noun /ˈɒbləˌkwi,ˈɔːbləˌkwi/ a) Abusive language It is surprising, therefore, that this philosophy, which, in almost every instance, must be harmless and innocent, should be the subject of so much groundless reproach and obloquy. b) Disgrace… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 obloquy — noun (plural quies) Etymology: Middle English obloquie, from Anglo French, from Late Latin obloquium, from obloqui to speak against, from ob against + loqui to speak Date: 15th century 1. a strongly condemnatory utterance ; abusive language 2.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 obloquy — obloquial /o bloh kwee euhl/, adj. /ob leuh kwee/, n., pl. obloquies. 1. censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, esp. by numerous persons or by the general public. 2. discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from… …

    Universalium

  • 13 obloquy — Synonyms and related words: abuse, adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, billingsgate, calumny, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, contumely, criticism, degradation, demotion, depluming,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 obloquy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. traduction, slander, calumny, denunciation, detraction; odium, shame, disgrace, opprobrium, humiliation, disrepute, ignominy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Disgrace] Syn. infamy, ill repute, dishonor; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 obloquy — ob|lo|quy [ˈɔbləkwi US ˈa:b ] n [U] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: obloquium, from obloqui to speak against ] 1.) very strong, offensive criticism 2.) loss of respect and honour …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 obloquy — ob|lo|quy [ abləkwi ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL 1. ) very severe criticism 2. ) loss of other people s respect …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 obloquy —  Verbal abuse; pl. obloquies …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 18 obloquy — censure; calumny; slander; disgrace Styles of Speech …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 19 obloquy — ob·lo·quy || É‘blÉ™kwɪ / É’b n. public accusation; defamation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 obloquy — [ ɒbləkwi] noun strong public condemnation. Origin ME: from late L. obloquium contradiction , from L. obloqui, from ob against + loqui speak …

    English new terms dictionary


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