One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he endured years of contempt and obloquy’
vilification, opprobrium, vituperation, condemnation, castigation, denunciation, abuse, criticism, censure, flak, defamation, denigration, disparagement, derogation, slander, revilement, reviling, calumny, calumniation, execration, excoriation, lambasting, upbraiding, bad press, character assassination, attack, invective, libel, insults, aspersions
informal mud-slinging, bad-mouthing, tongue-lashing
British informal stick, verbal, slagging off
rare animadversion, objurgation
2‘conduct to which no moral obloquy could reasonably attach’
disgrace, dishonour, shame, discredit, stigma, humiliation, loss of face, ignominy, odium, opprobrium, disfavour, disrepute, ill repute, infamy, notoriety, scandal, stain
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