obloquy [ˈɒbləkwi] n.
1.) Abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny.
2.) The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language).
Etymology: Middle English obloqui, from Late Latin obloquium, abusive contradiction, from Latin obloqui, to interrupt : ob-, against ; see ob- + loqui, to speak.
"Hawthorne takes the license of a sympathetic biographer in speaking of his hero's having incurred obloquy by his conservative attitude on the question of Slavery. The only class in the American world that suffered in the smallest degree, at this time, from social persecution, was the little band of Northern Abolitionists, who were as unfashionable as they were indiscreetwhich is saying much." (Hawthorne, Henry James, 1879).