Ob"lo*quy (?), n. [L. obloquium, fr. obloqui. See Oblocutor.]


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

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


Cause of reproach; disgrace.



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


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