noun \ˈä-blə-kwē\

: harsh or critical statements about someone

: the condition of someone who lost the respect of other people

plural ob·lo·quies

Full Definition of OBLOQUY

:  a strongly condemnatory utterance :  abusive language
:  the condition of one that is discredited :  bad repute

Examples of OBLOQUY

  1. a victim of hatred and obloquy
  2. <unable to mount a rational defense of her position, she unleashed a torrent of obloquy on her opponent>

Origin of OBLOQUY

Middle English obloquie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin obloquium, from obloqui to speak against, from ob- against + loqui to speak
First Known Use: 15th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: obmutescence
Previous Word in the Dictionary: obloquious
All Words Near: obloquy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up obloquy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More