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[ob-luh-kwee] /ˈɒb lə kwi/

noun, plural obloquies.
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.
noun (pl) -quies
defamatory or censorious statements, esp when directed against one person
disgrace brought about by public abuse

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.


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