noun, plural ob·lo·quies.
- censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public.
- discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.
noun plural -quies
- defamatory or censorious statements, esp when directed against one person
- disgrace brought about by public abuse
n.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.