[ US /ˈɔbɫəˌkwi/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒbləkwˌi/ ]
  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
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How To Use obloquy In A Sentence

  • Some of this obloquy does, however, belong to publishers.
  • We would have our eyes upon that too, so to circumstantiate all our duties, as they may have least offence in them, and be exposed to least obloquy of men, 1 Pet. ii. The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
  • I can't exactly say that I know the man, but on the occasions that I have met him I have been very struck by the difference between his manner and the amazing volleys of obloquy and abuse that have been flung at him.
  • It is a modern, sentimental fiction always to ladle virtue over the working-class characters and obloquy over the rich ones.
  • On the other hand, if he hangs on, the result will be certain obloquy: he will be fated to be remembered as the man who lost America.
  • His widow might continue to hold her pious faith in him, and refuse to believe that his name merited obloquy; his child knew better. The Whirlpool
  • But no one, as far as I know, ever asks what series of events brought Hester to Massachusetts, where so much obloquy is heaped on her.
  • The person who finally managed to bring obloquy to the ‘science’ of eugenics was of course Adolf Hitler.
  • It cannot hurt for the dictator to be held up to obloquy and censure for the use of gas.
  • He didn't mind public debate and obloquy, but he hated personal spite and family quarrels.
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