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obloquy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of obloquy

  1. 1 harsh insulting language <unable to mount a rational defense of her position, she unleashed a torrent of obloquy on her opponent> Synonyms billingsgate, fulmination, invective, abuse, scurrility, vitriol, vituperationRelated Words blackguardism; blasphemy, curse, execration, imprecation, malediction, profanity; epithet, insult, put-down, slur; expletive, swearword; aspersion, bad-mouthing, belittlement, disparagement, revilement, vilification; castigation, chastisement, criticism, excoriation, opprobrium, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; broadside, diatribe, harangue, polemic, tiradeNear Antonyms acclaim, applause, commendation, praise; compliments, congratulations, endearments, felicitations; adulation, blarney, flattery, overpraise, soft soap

  2. 2 the state of having lost the esteem of others <although he had beaten the murder rap, the accused murderer was condemned to live out his days in perpetual obloquy> Synonyms discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, disgrace, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shameRelated Words scandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms esteem, honor, respect




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