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ob·lo·quy / ˈäbləkwē/ • n. strong public criticism or verbal abuse: he endured years of contempt and obloquy. ∎  disgrace, esp. that brought about by public abuse: conduct to which no more obloquy could reasonably attach. DERIVATIVES: ob·lo·qui·al / äbˈlōkwēəl/ adj. ob·lo·qui·ous / äbˈlōkwēəs/ adj.