defame definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To damage the reputation, character, or great name of by slander or libel. See Synonyms at malign.
    • Archaic To disgrace.
    • To hurt or destroy the nice popularity or standing of; to disgrace; specially, to talk evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
    • To make infamous; to create into disrepute.
    • To charge; to accuse.
  • verb:
    • to attempt to diminish the trustworthiness of.
    • to write a libel about.
    • cost falsely or with harmful intention; strike the good title and reputation of someone
  • noun:
    • Dishonor.
    • Infamy; disgrace.
  • others:
    • To slander or calumniate, as by uttering or posting maliciously something which has a tendency to injure the reputation or interests of; talk evil of; dishonor by false reports.
    • To charge; accuse; specifically, to accuse falsely.
    • To break down; bring into disrepute; make infamous.
    • Synonyms Calumniate, Slander, etc. See asperse.

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