1 state of disgrace resulting from public abuse [syn: opprobrium]
EtymologyFrom Late Latin obloquium, from obloqui.
- IPA: /ˈɒbləˌkwi/ or /ˈɔːbləˌkwi/ (plural /ˈɒbləˌkwiːz/ or /ˈɔːbləˌkwiːz/)
Nounobloquy (plural obloquies)
- Abusive language
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding
and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University
Press, 1973. § 34.
- this philosophy, which, in almost every instance, must be harmless and innocent, should be the subject of so much groundless reproach and obloquy.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
- Disgrace suffered from abusive language
- He who denies or disputes
- Portuguese: xingamento
abuse, adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, billingsgate, calumny, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, contumely, criticism, degradation, demotion, depluming, discredit, disesteem, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, imputation, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, invective, knock, loss of honor, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, odium, opprobrium, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, rap, reflection, reproachfulness, revilement, scurrility, shame, slam, slur, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistism, vilification, vituperation