Antonyms for obloquy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ob-luh-kwee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒb lə kwi

Definition of obloquy

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "evil speaking," from Late Latin obloquium "speaking against, contradiction," from Latin obloqui "to speak against, contradict," from ob "against" (see ob-) + loqui "to speak," from PIE *tolk(w)- "to speak" (see locution). Related: Obloquious.
  • noun calumny
Example sentences :
  • "Much they care for all the ridicule and all the obloquy you can throw on them," replied the reader.
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • Of the obloquy he has brought upon his own country I do not speak.
  • Extract from : « Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General » by Charles Lever
  • Our prisoner, as an added mark of obloquy, was to be crucified between them.
  • Extract from : « The Centurion's Story » by David James Burrell
  • He thought no more of him, and we were set up as a mark of every kind of obloquy.
  • Extract from : « Perils and Captivity » by Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • Why, then, has her memory been covered through centuries with scorn and obloquy?
  • Extract from : « The Reign of Mary Tudor » by W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • I cared not for obloquy or shame, since he believed me true.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • The Army, on Kwannon, was rather more used to obloquy than praise.
  • Extract from : « Oomphel in the Sky » by Henry Beam Piper
  • He shrugged his shoulders as if the obloquy were a tangible load that could be shifted.
  • Extract from : « Reels and Spindles » by Evelyn Raymond
  • Abuse and obloquy were heaped upon the Ministers from every quarter.
  • Extract from : « A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year » by Edwin Emerson
  • A storm of obloquy and persecution was raised against Garrison.
  • Extract from : « A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year » by Edwin Emerson

Synonyms for obloquy

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