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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Definitions for obloquy

  1. Strongly condemnatory or abusive language or utterance.
  2. The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of public blame, abuse, or condemnation; ill repute.

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Citations for obloquy
There he remained, weeping indignantly at her stream of obloquy, bitterly ashamed of his tears, until it was time for supper. Jonathan Keates, Stendhal
Once installed in office he earned near-universal obloquy by pushing through the biggest tax increase in the state's history. Dan Seligman, Forbes
Origin of obloquy
late Middle English
Obloquy derives from Latin obloqui, "to speak against," from ob-, "against" + loqui, "to speak."