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

1.

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.

2.

Cause of reproach; disgrace.

[Obs.]

Shak.

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

 

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