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 (trə-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
tr.v. tra·duced, tra·duc·ing, tra·duc·es
1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace. See Synonyms at malign.
2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate: "The appearance of things is ... that we have traduced our policy and violated our principles" (Patrick J. Buchanan).

[Latin trādūcere, to lead as a spectacle, dishonor : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

tra·duce′ment n.
tra·duc′er n.
tra·duc′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traducer - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libeltraducer - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
depreciator, detractor, disparager, knocker - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something


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Because you never understood me, or you would not soon have listened to my traducers - my confidence would be misplaced in you - you are not the man I thought you.
My Lady is too high in position, too handsome, too accomplished, too superior in most respects to the best of those by whom she is surrounded, not to have her enemies and traducers, I dare say.
The curators assembled the exhibition around key words such as treason, insurrection, corruption and devotion, shot through with a cast of imaginary characters including the traitor, traducer, translator and collaborator.
As a traducer of militant republicanism, O'Casey serves both factions, with 'the principal ideological achievement of [.
Conversely, having scarified Casement as a raging homosexual and been attacked as a traducer by Yeats, he did an about turn and wrote a book to clear Sir Roger of the slur.
But at least Gass does not attempt to boil down the Elegies to some limp formula: the traducer is not a reducer.
The report also details CSF shunting procedure numbers, Intracranial stenting procedure numbers, ICP internal traducer monitoring procedure numbers, Microcatheter procedure numbers and guiding catheter procedure numbers.
A low-natured beast that has no regard for the law, justice, or the rights of people; a creature that bites the hand that feeds it; a foul, depraved traducer, usually found masquerading as the victim of an unprovoked attack.
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