Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 01/08/15 Obloquy

Obloquy (noun)
obloquy [ob-luh-kwee]


noun, plural obloquies.
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

Synonyms
1. reproach, calumny; aspersion, revilement.

Antonyms
1. praise. 2. credit.

Origin: 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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