censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public.
discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.
- ob·lo·qui·al [o-bloh-kwee-uhl], /ɒˈbloʊ kwi əl/, adjective
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How to use obloquy in a sentence
The moral obloquy for that choice falls on those who make it, not on those who react to it.
But in his own time the obloquy will probably make as much noise and find as much credit as the panegyric.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Our own opinion is that incompetent as it was the budget attracted to itself a good deal of unmerited obloquy.
The more they could throw discredit and obloquy upon the Maid of Orleans, the better their cause would seem.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
Why should we, the travellers of the world, who so admire other cities, so persistently pour obloquy on our own?Highways and Byways in London | Mrs. E. T. Cook.
Regard more the hurt that your fashion may do, than the offence or obloquy of any.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) | Richard Baxter
British Dictionary definitions for obloquy
defamatory or censorious statements, esp when directed against one person
disgrace brought about by public abuse
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