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Definition of the noun obloquy

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noun - plural: obloquies

  1. state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
  2. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

Alternative definition of the noun obloquy

noun

  1. Abusive language
  2. Disgrace suffered from abusive language
  3. One who denies or disputes

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Google previewPearls of Thought (2017)

by Maturin Ballou

Obloquy is a necessary ingredient in the composition of all true glory. —Burke. The best kind of glory is that which is reflected from honesty, – such as was the glory of Cato and Aristides; but it was harmful to them both, and is seldom beneficial ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

ito that bitter kind of obloquy, whereby we might be upbraided. Hooker. — Here new aspersions, with new obloquies, Arc laid on old deserts. Daniel's Civil IVar. Canst thou with impious ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

subject unto that bitter kind of obloquy, whereby as the churc of Rome doth, under the colour of love towards those things which be harmless, maintain extremely most hurtful corruptions; ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

objection obloquy (hing, something, subject, mark, target, butt, article. 2 aim, goal, purpose, objective, end, aspiration, intention, target, design, scheme. ant. 1 nothingness, void, space, illusion, vacuum, shadow. objection n. exception, rebuttal, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

obloqui, contradict: see obloquy.] Detraction; obloquy. Bailey, 1731. oblocutort (ob-lok'ü-tor), n. [( L. oblocutor, obloquutor, a contradiction, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

obloqui, contradict: see obloquy.] Detraction ; obloquy. Bailey, 1731. oblocutort (ob-lok'u-tor), ». [< L. oblocutor, obloquutor, a ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

obloqui, contradict: see obloquy.] Detraction; obloquy. Bailey, 1731. oblocutort (ob-lok'ü- tor), n. . [( L. oblocutor, obloquutor, a contradiction, ( obloqui, contradict: see obloquy.

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

invective; vituperation; obloquy; scurrility; billingsgate; vitriol. All these terms refer to shockingly or inappropriately harsh, coarse language directed at someone. Abuse, the broadest, suggests an intemperate person ...

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Scrabble value of O1B3L1O1Q10U1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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