Obloquy is verbal abuse, or disgrace resulting from abuse.(noun)
An example of obloquy is telling lies about a respected teacher.
See obloquy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. obloquies
Origin: ME obliqui < LL obloquium < L obloqui, to speak against < ob- (see ob-) + loqui, to speak
See obloquy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ob·lo·quies
Origin: Middle English obloqui
Origin: , from Late Latin obloquium, abusive contradiction
Origin: , from Latin obloquī, to interrupt
Origin: : ob-, against; see ob-
Origin: + loquī, to speak; see tolkw- in Indo-European roots.
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