Lexicon: objection – obloquy

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objection, n. [Fr. < L. 'a throwing before, upbraiding, reproach, objection.]

Dissent; protest; opposition; abhorrence; feeling of disgust.

objective, n. [L.]

Goal; destination; extremity; final point; furthest distance away.

obligation (-s), n. [OFr < L. 'binding agreement or bond.]

Commitment; contract; promise.

oblige (-d), v. [Anglo-Norman and OFr. < L. ob + ligāre, tie, bind.]

  1. Bound; beholden; required; constrained; compelled.
  2. Make; cause; force.
  3. Have; must; be obligated.

obliging, verbal adj. [see oblige, v.]


oblique, adj. [L. licinus, bent upward.]

Deviating; aslant.

obliquity, n. [Fr. < L.; see oblique, adj.]

Divergence from moral rectitude.

obliterate, v. [L. 'to strike, blot out of remembrance, erase'.]

  1. Erase; remove.
  2. Obscure; hide from sight.
  3. Destroy; strike from existence.
  4. Eliminate; get rid of.

oblivion (-s), n. [OFr < L. 'forgetfulness, state of being forgotten'.]

  1. Lack of renown; state of being forgotten; [fig.] earth; soil; graveyard dirt.
  2. Chaos; limbo; farthest reach of space; place where the forgotten live.
  3. Amnesia; black-out; forgetfulness; stupor; loss of consciousness.
  4. Amnesty; acquittal; pardon; forgiveness.

obloquy (obloquies), n. [AN < L. obloqui, to speak against, gainsay, contradict.]

Reproachful language.