I noun abasement, abuse, abusive language, accusation, animadversion, aspersion, berating, blame, castigation, censure, chastisement, chiding, contempt, criticism, debasement, defamation, degradation, denunciation, derision, derogation, diatribe, disapprobation, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disrepute, disrespect, dressing down, execration, exprobration, faultfinding, humiliation, ignominy, ill favor, ill repute, infamy, ingloriousness, invective, lashing, maledictum, objurgation, odium, opprobrium, reproach, revilement, scolding, shame, slur, stigma, stricture, tirade, tongue-lashing, traducement, verbal abuse, vilification, vituperatio, vituperation associated concepts: defamation II index aspersion, attaint, bad repute, blame (culpability), contempt (disdain), contumely, criticism, defamation, degradation, denunciation, diatribe, disgrace, dishonor (shame), disparagement, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, malediction, notoriety, odium, opprobrium, ostracism, phillipic, profanity, reproach, revilement, scandal, shame, slander, stricture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Blame; public criticism or disgrace; reproach; public verbal abuse reproaching someone for some act.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. Abusive language; blame; disgrace or cause to be in ill repute; calumny.
Obloquy may go to the extent where it constitutes defamation.
See also defamation, slander.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obloquy — (n.) mid 15c., evil speaking, from L.L. obloquium speaking against, contradiction, from obloqui to speak against, contradict, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + loqui to speak, from PIE *tolkw /*tlokw to speak (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • obloquy — 1 *abuse, vituperation, invective, scurrility, billingsgate Analogous words: censuring or censure, condemning or condemnation, denouncing or denunciation, criticizing or criticism (see corresponding verbs at CRITICIZE): calumny, *detraction,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • obloquy — [n] calumny abuse, animadversion, aspersion, bad press, censure, criticism, defamation, disgrace, humiliation, ignominy, insult, invective, reproach, slander, vituperation; concepts 271,277,278 …   New thesaurus

  • obloquy — ► NOUN 1) strong public condemnation. 2) disgrace brought about by public condemnation. ORIGIN from Latin obloqui speak against …   English terms dictionary

  • obloquy — [äb′lə kwē] n. pl. obloquies [ME obliqui < LL obloquium < L obloqui, to speak against < ob (see OB ) + loqui, to speak] 1. verbal abuse of a person or thing; censure or vituperation, esp. when widespread or general 2. ill repute,… …   English World dictionary

  • Obloquy — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Obloquy (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on obloquy instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/obloquy …   Wikipedia

  • obloquy — noun 1) he was able to control the press of New York City, so as to hold me up to obloquy Syn: vilification, opprobrium, vituperation, condemnation, denunciation, abuse, criticism, censure, defamation, denigration, calumny, insults; informal… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • obloquy — noun /ˈɒbləˌkwi,ˈɔːbləˌkwi/ a) Abusive language It is surprising, therefore, that this philosophy, which, in almost every instance, must be harmless and innocent, should be the subject of so much groundless reproach and obloquy. b) Disgrace… …   Wiktionary

  • obloquy — noun (plural quies) Etymology: Middle English obloquie, from Anglo French, from Late Latin obloquium, from obloqui to speak against, from ob against + loqui to speak Date: 15th century 1. a strongly condemnatory utterance ; abusive language 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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