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