1. Censorious speech; defamatory language; language that casts contempt on men or their actions; blame; reprehension.
Shall names that made your city the glory of the earth be mentioned with obloquy and detraction? --Addison.
2. Cause of reproach; disgrace. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Reproach; odium; censure; contumely; gainsaying; reviling; calumny; slander; detraction.
n 1: state of disgrace resulting from public abuse [syn: opprobrium]
2: a malicious attack [syn: defamation, calumny, traducement,