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1. defamatory

adjective. ['dɪˈfæməˌtɔri'] (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.

Synonyms

  • libellous
  • calumniatory
  • denigrating
  • denigratory
  • libelous
  • harmful
  • calumnious
  • slanderous

Antonyms

  • nontoxic
  • benign
  • wholesome
  • innocuous

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Words that Rhyme with Defamatory

  • inflammatory

Example sentences of the word defamatory


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some types of statements are automatically considered defamatory in some states.

2. Adjective
For example, you can't be sued for writing a defamatory email that you never send.

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