What does the word obloquy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Vilification.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Odium or disgrace.

Usage examples for obloquy

  1. Men may say when they hear this, that I do not merit the crown you will put upon my head; that I have lain on a couch while you fought for me; but I will bear all obloquy rather than deserve its slightest charge, by withholding you an hour from the great work of Scotland's peace." – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. It was a moment of proud satisfaction to the three associates, who, in spite of obloquy, derision, and every impediment which the distrust of friends or the coldness of government could throw in their way, had persevered in their great enterprise until they had established the truth of what had been so generally denounced as a chimera. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. What laughter, what jeers, what contempt, what obloquy, what scorn would have been heaped upon the woman's head! – A Little Book for Christmas by Cyrus Townsend Brady