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3 definitions found
 for obloquy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 glory of the
              earth be mentioned with obloquy and detraction?
                                                    --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Cause of reproach; disgrace. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Reproach; odium; censure; contumely; gainsaying;
          reviling; calumny; slander; detraction.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  obloquy
      n 1: state of disgrace resulting from public abuse [syn:
           obloquy, opprobrium]
      2: a false accusation of an offense or a malicious
         misrepresentation of someone's words or actions [syn:
         defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy,
         traducement, hatchet job]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "obloquy":
     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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