[syn: defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obloquy \Ob"lo*quy\ ([o^]b"l[-o]*kw[y^]), n. [L. obloquium, fr.
obloqui. See Oblocutor.]
1. Censorious speech; defamatory language; language that
casts contempt on men or their actions; blame;
Shall names that made your city the glory of the
earth be mentioned with obloquy and detraction?
2. Cause of reproach; disgrace. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: Reproach; odium; censure; contumely; gainsaying;
reviling; calumny; slander; detraction.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: state of disgrace resulting from public abuse [syn:
2: a false accusation of an offense or a malicious
misrepresentation of someone's words or actions [syn:
defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy,
traducement, hatchet job]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "obloquy":
abuse, adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices,
bad press, billingsgate, calumny, captiousness, carping, cavil,
caviling, censoriousness, contumely, criticism, degradation,
demotion, depluming, discredit, disesteem, dishonor, displuming,
disrepute, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit,
home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism,
ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, imputation, infamousness,
infamy, ingloriousness, invective, knock, loss of honor, nagging,
niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, odium, opprobrium,
overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble,
quibbling, rap, reflection, reproachfulness, revilement,
scurrility, shame, slam, slur, stricture, swipe, taking exception,
trichoschistism, vilification, vituperation