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n. pl. ob·lo·quies
1. Abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny: "I have had enough obloquy for one lifetime" (Anthony Eden).
2. The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute.
[Middle English obloqui, from Late Latin obloquium, abusive contradiction, from Latin obloquī, to interrupt : ob-, against; see ob- + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -quies
1. defamatory or censorious statements, esp when directed against one person
2. disgrace brought about by public abuse
[C15: from Latin obloquium contradiction, from ob- against + loquī to speak]
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ob•lo•quy(ˈɒb lə kwi)
n., pl. -quies.
1. censure, blame, or abusive language.
2. discredit, disgrace, or bad repute.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin obloquium contradiction]
ob•lo•qui•al (ɒˈbloʊ kwi əl) adj.
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|Noun||1.||obloquy - state of disgrace resulting from public abuse|
|2.||obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions|
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
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1. Harsh, often insulting language:
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obloquy[ˈɒbləkwɪ] N (frm) (= abuse) → injurias fpl, calumnia f; (= shame) → deshonra f
to cover sb with obloquy → llenar a algn de injurias
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