badmouth


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bad·mouth

or bad-mouth (băd′mouth′, -mouth′)
tr.v. bad·mouthed, bad·mouth·ing, bad·mouths or bad-mouthed or bad-mouth·ing or bad-mouths Informal
To criticize or disparage, often spitefully or unfairly: "those cross-Atlantic aficionados who persistently idolize the British theater and bad-mouth Broadway" (Benedict Nightingale).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.badmouth - speak unfavorably aboutbadmouth - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear - 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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badmouth

[ˈbædˌmaʊθ] VThablar pestes de
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