noun, plural ob·lo·quies.
Origin of obloquy
Examples from the Web for obloquy
The criminal is covered with obloquy; I receive the respect of all.The Village Rector|Honore de Balzac
Sweet oblivion has dimmed with denial and forgetfulness the obloquy which hunted her in her last days.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
This brought upon him a storm of obloquy, under which his health gradually gave way.
We know only that he obtained his liberty, and that an oppressive share of blame and obloquy followed.
The advocates of abolition are no longer consigned to unmitigated contempt and obloquy.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
British Dictionary definitions for obloquy
noun plural -quies
Word Origin for obloquy
Word Origin and History for obloquy
mid-15c., "evil speaking," from Late Latin obloquium "speaking against, contradiction," from Latin obloqui "to speak against, contradict," from ob "against" (see ob-) + loqui "to speak," from PIE *tolk(w)- "to speak" (see locution). Related: Obloquious.