obloquy (Meaning)

Wordnet

obloquy (n)

state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

Webster

obloquy (n.)

Censorious speech; defamatory language; language that casts contempt on men or their actions; blame; reprehension.

Cause of reproach; disgrace.

obloquy Sentence Examples

  1. The politician faced a barrage of obloquy for his controversial remarks.
  2. The newspaper article brought an onslaught of obloquy upon the celebrity.
  3. The researcher's unconventional findings drew obloquy from the scientific community.
  4. The candidate's past actions subjected him to unrelenting obloquy during the election.
  5. The company's decision to downsize workers provoked widespread obloquy.
  6. The decision to cut funding for the program was met with obloquy from its supporters.
  7. The journalist's expose on government corruption earned her both praise and obloquy.
  8. The obloquy cast upon the actor's personal life threatened to overshadow his career.
  9. The artist's provocative work was met with a mixture of admiration and obloquy.
  10. The obloquy directed towards the whistleblower served as a chilling effect on others who might consider speaking out.

FAQs About the word obloquy

state of disgrace resulting from public abuse, a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actionsCensorious speech;

vituperation, insult, criticism, invective,abuse, billingsgate, epithet, fulmination, curse, vitriol

praise, acclaim, commendation, applause, commendation, praise, applause, acclaim, compliments,congratulations

The politician faced a barrage of obloquy for his controversial remarks.

The newspaper article brought an onslaught of obloquy upon the celebrity.

The researcher's unconventional findings drew obloquy from the scientific community.

The candidate's past actions subjected him to unrelenting obloquy during the election.