Definition of Obloquy

1. Noun. State of disgrace resulting from public abuse.

Exact synonyms: Opprobrium
Generic synonyms: Disgrace, Ignominy, Shame



2. Noun. A false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.

Definition of Obloquy

1. n. Censorious speech; defamatory language; language that casts contempt on men or their actions; blame; reprehension.

Definition of Obloquy

1. Noun. Abusive language ¹

2. Noun. Disgrace suffered from abusive language ¹

3. Noun. One who denies or disputes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obloquy

1. abusive language [n -QUIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obloquy

oblong number
oblong pit of arytenoid cartilage
oblong woodsia
oblongata
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oblongish
oblongly
oblongness
oblongs
oblongum
obloquial
obloquies
obloquious
obloquoy
obloquy (current term)
obluctation
obluctations
oblyrate
obmutescence
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obnoctious
obnoses
obnosis
obnoxious
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obnoxiousness
obnoxiousnesses
obnubilate
obnubilated

Literary usage of Obloquy

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1. History of Europe, from the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the Accession of by Archibald Alison (1854)
"Though the Bourbons were in no degree impli- obloquy cated in the wars of the Revolution, and, on the con- the°Bou°r" 1830. trary, had done their utmost to ..."

2. Annual Report by Boston Female Anti-slavery Society (1836)
"(Amid the misrepresentations and obloquy under which the abolitionists of the United States labor, any expression of friendly interest in their proceedings, ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1807)
"They seem to be suffered to remain only to supply matter for obloquy and misrepresentation ; and to prevent our receiving the full benefit of the liberal ..."

4. Southern Literary Messenger (1858)
"... would have been the ruined outcast—not probably to the same degree, because he was infinitely a better man, and therefore obloquy would not have MAY 14, ..."

5. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1904)
"Of this swelling tide of obloquy and condemnation Polk himself was well aware. But he opened not his lips to the people to justify himself, nor (so far as ..."

6. History of the United States of America: Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1904)
"Of this swelling tide of obloquy and condemnation Polk himself was well aware. But he opened not his lips to the people to justify himself, nor (so far as ..."

7. Famous Composers and Their Works by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas (1891)
"of northern legends with more characteristic works suffered an undeserved obloquy and detrac- and more brooding touches than his prototype tion, ..."

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