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From ob- +‎ loquor (say, speak).





obloquor (present infinitive obloquī, perfect active oblocūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. to speak against someone or something; interrupt a speaker, interject
  2. to gainsay, contradict
    Synonym: contrādīcō
  3. to sing to, accompany or join in singing
  4. to blame, condemn
    Synonyms: [Term?], obiūrgō, increpō, accūsō, incūsō, damnō, īnsector, exprobrō, corripiō, crīminor, castīgō, obiectō, acclāmō, inclāmō, compello, pulsō, arguō, perstringō, reprehendō, animadverto
  5. to rail at, reproach, abuse
  6. to curse, insult
    Synonyms: īnsultō, maledicō, exsecror, compellō, invehō, intrahō, incessō
    Antonym: benedīcō


   Conjugation of obloquor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obloquor obloqueris,
obloquitur obloquimur obloquiminī obloquuntur
imperfect obloquēbar obloquēbāris,
obloquēbātur obloquēbāmur obloquēbāminī obloquēbantur
future obloquar obloquēris,
obloquētur obloquēmur obloquēminī obloquentur
perfect oblocūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect oblocūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect oblocūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obloquar obloquāris,
obloquātur obloquāmur obloquāminī obloquantur
imperfect obloquerer obloquerēris,
obloquerētur obloquerēmur obloquerēminī obloquerentur
perfect oblocūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect oblocūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obloquere obloquiminī
future obloquitor obloquitor obloquuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obloquī oblocūtum esse oblocūtūrum esse
participles obloquēns oblocūtus oblocūtūrus obloquendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
obloquendī obloquendō obloquendum obloquendō oblocūtum oblocūtū

Derived terms



  • obloquor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obloquor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obloquor in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2024), Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
  • obloquor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.