HyperDic: defamation

English > 2 senses of the word defamation:
NOUNcommunicationdefamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet joba false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
actdefamation, aspersion, calumny, slander, denigrationan abusive attack on a person's character or good name
defamation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.fahmey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > defamation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.
Synonymscalumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job
Narrowercharacter assassination, assassination, blackwashAn attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
libelA false / false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
name, epithetA defamatory or abusive word or phrase
name calling, namesverbal abuse
slanderwords falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
smear, vilification, malignmentslanderous defamation
Broaderdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishcalumnia, difamación, maledicencia, traducement
Catalancalúmnia, difamació, maldiença, maledicència, traducement
Verbsdefamecharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
English > defamation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn abusive attack on a person's character or good name.
Synonymsaspersion, calumny, slander, denigration
BroaderattackStrong criticism
Spanishcalumnia, comadreo, difamación
Catalancalúmnia, difamació
Verbsdefamecharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent

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