What is another word for obloquy?

448 synonyms found


[ ˈɒbləkwˌɪ], [ ˈɒbləkwˌɪ], [ ˈɒ_b_l_ə_k_w_ˌɪ]

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How to use "Obloquy" in context?

One of the most shameful things that can happen to a person is to be publicly vilified. This word, obloquy, comes from the Latin word for "attack." Obloquy can describe any kind of attack, including public criticism, slander, and defamation. When a person is the target of obloquy, it can feel like a personal attack. Obloquy can be a very wounding experience. The victim may feel ashamed and embarrassed, and may even feel like they are a target for everyone's ridicule. Obloquy can have a devastating impact on a person's reputation.

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