Thesaurus > Related Words: defame

  Words related to defame

Related / Similar Words: slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch

 

Definition:
  • charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation";

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    Hyponyms: assassinate, libel, badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud

     

    Derivational Morphology: smear, vilification, malignment, defamation, calumny, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job, aspersion, slander, denigration, slur, blot, smirch, spot, stain, defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer

     

     
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