1. badmouth

verb. speak unfavorably about.


  • asperse
  • defame
  • smear
  • sully
  • smirch
  • denigrate
  • besmirch
  • traduce
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • drag through the mud


  • benign
  • beneficent
  • benignancy
  • kind

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Sentences with badmouth

1. Noun, singular or mass
Never badmouth anyone, or any job, during the interview.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Disgruntled workers who badmouth their employer impugn the reputation of the company and make it more difficult to fill open positions.

3. Verb, base form
Some people may do little but badmouth your boyfriend and tell you that you deserve better.

4. Adjective
The pressure of setting and meeting sales goals has led some companies to exaggerate their product’s capabilities, overpromise and underdeliver services, and badmouth competitors to gain customer patronage and loyalty.