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def·a·ma·tion

 (dĕf′ə-mā′shən)
n.
The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.

de·fam′a·to′ry (dĭ-făm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.

defamatory

(dɪˈfæmətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Law) injurious to someone's name or reputation
deˈfamatorily adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.defamatory - (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

defamatory

defamatory

adjective
Damaging to the reputation:
Law: libelous.
Translations

defamatory

[dɪˈfæmətərɪ] ADJ [article, statement] → difamatorio

defamatory

[dɪˈfæmətəri] adj [article, statement, remark] → diffamant(e)

defamatory

defamatory

[dɪˈfæmətrɪ] adj (frm) → diffamatorio/a
References in classic literature ?
Such may likewise be suspected of deserving this character, who, without assigning any particular faults, condemn the whole in general defamatory terms; such as vile, dull, d--d stuff, &c.
I can well believe," replied Don Quixote, "that if Sacripante or Roland had been poets they would have given the damsel a trimming; for it is naturally the way with poets who have been scorned and rejected by their ladies, whether fictitious or not, in short by those whom they select as the ladies of their thoughts, to avenge themselves in satires and libels- a vengeance, to be sure, unworthy of generous hearts; but up to the present I have not heard of any defamatory verse against the Lady Angelica, who turned the world upside down.
He did not take in the paper containing the defamatory article, and had passed the morning in writing letters and in trying a horse.
The court yesterday issued summons for an investigating officer to appear in court in a case in which blogger Cyprian Nyakundi is charged with publishing defamatory information on his twitter handle.
His letter, seen by us, said: "It has come to my attention that your social media pages contain serious, untrue and highly defamatory comments towards myself, some of which contain malicious falsehood.
20,000/- in the name of Irfan Motiwala for appearance on 2nd Jan, 2018 in the matter of Challan filed by FIA for unleashing defamatory campaigns against Jahangir Siddiqui on social media platform i.
Meanwhile, Kolkata civil court today passed an interim injunction on Supriyo from making any derogatory or defamatory statement against Banerjee.
The notice seeks immediate removal of the defamatory threads from social networking websites and to produce an apology for the damage done to the reputation of the PTI and its leadership.
Divina said the allegations were 'filled with false and highly defamatory allegations.
In his application, Shah prayed for "criminal action against the respondents for defaming and tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through an article, which is scandalous, frivolous, misleading, derogatory, libelous and consisting of several defamatory statements".
A letter from Mr Paisley's solicitor said: "My client totally denies the defamatory inferences arising from the article in today's Daily Telegraph, including those relating to his registration obligations as an MP.
A letter from Paisley's solicitor, Paul Tweed, said: "My client totally denies the defamatory inferences arising from the article, including those relating to his registration obligations as an MP.