Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 28, 2011 - obloquy
Posted on 04/28/2011 4:33:39 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
ob·lo·quy [ob-luh-kwee] noun, plural -quies.
1. censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public.
2. discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation.
"Not all writers or artists seek or ably perform a public role, and those who do risk obloquy and derision, even in free societies."
Salman Rushdie, New York Times, April 20, 2011
142575; late Middle English. Obloquy means "harsh or critical statements about someone," and also "the condition of someone who lost the respect of other people" both of which apply here. It's a word far more often written than spoken, with a formal tone that suits a serious issue. It comes from the Latin obloquy, "to speak against," from ob- "against" + loqui to "speak" (making it a relative of words like soliloquy and elocution).
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
i hope our ‘bamas are safe down in AL. CJ do you still have family there? Prayers for all.
for some reason i just cannot retain this word in my brain! that’s why it’s good that we do reviews bc sometimes the words just don’t stick to the braincells!
Morning all! Prayers for all involved in the horrible storms - the good news is that bammy won’t show up for a photo op since this is the South!
In the aftermath of the tornadoes across the South, one must, or course, direct all obloquy at George Bush.
New term for a particular, soon to be unemployed, universally disliked person?
(You are early, early, early, this morning.)
Because your brain is so crowded already!!!!
OB-LA-KWEE, OB-LA-LKWAA, life goes on there,
Lala how the life goes on,
A+ for the new very useful word you coined.
Beatles! We heard Jeff Back play some last night. Good show. A+ for you!
eeks, can’t stand the beatles.
Obdurate, oblique, obloquy, obstacle, obstinate, ...
Man! A whole chapter devoted to Obbama.
You stole my homework.
How lovely. I can’t believe there are shopkeepers in DC who don’t have guns.
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