Tuesday, November 20, 2012

word #oftheday: obloquy

Definition of OBLOQUY

1 : a strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language
2 : the condition of one that is discredited : bad repute
Or, as taken from Dictionary.com:


[ob-luh-kwee] noun, plural ob·lo·quies.
1. censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public.
2. discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.
1425–75; late Middle English  < Late Latin obloquium  contradiction, equivalent to Latin obloqu ( ī ) to contradict ( ob- ob-  + loquī  to speak) + -ium -ium

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