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The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.
de·fam′a·to′ry (dĭ-făm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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2. (Law) the act of defaming or state of being defamed
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def•a•ma•tion(ˌdɛf əˈmeɪ ʃən)
the act of defaming, esp. unjustified injury to another's reputation, as by slander or libel.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
de•fam•a•to•ry (dɪˈfæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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|Noun||1.||defamation - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions|
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
|2.||defamation - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name|
attack - strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
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noun slander, smear, libel, scandal, slur, vilification, opprobrium, denigration, calumny, character assassination, disparagement, obloquy, aspersion, traducement He was considering suing for defamation.
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defamation[ˌdefəˈmeɪʃən] N → difamación f
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defamation[ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃ/ən] n (frm) → diffamazione f
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