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1. defame

verb. ['dɪˈfeɪm'] charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.

Synonyms

  • sully
  • smear
  • accuse
  • denigrate
  • besmirch
  • charge
  • drag through the mud
  • traduce
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • badmouth
  • smirch
  • assassinate
  • libel
  • asperse

Antonyms

  • benign
  • beneficent
  • benignancy
  • kind

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Example sentences of the word defame


1. Verb, base form
Others have sued and won for accounts that mock, bully or otherwise defame them or cause distress.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
But companies or clients whose public relations experts deliberately or inadvertently defame someone can be sued.

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