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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.
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defamatory

(dɪˈfæmətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Law) injurious to someone's name or reputation
deˈfamatorily adv
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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"
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defamatory

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defamatory

adjective
Damaging to the reputation:
Law: libelous.
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Translations

defamatory

[dɪˈfæmətərɪ] ADJ [article, statement] → difamatorio
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defamatory

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

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defamatory

[dɪˈfæmətrɪ] adj (frm) → diffamatorio/a
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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., and particularly by the use of the monosyllable low; a word which becomes the mouth of no critic who is not RIGHT HONOURABLE.
"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.
This Part will argue that imputations of homosexuality should no longer be treated as being defamatory in any situation.
The legal avenues for addressing defamatory comments and obtaining their removal from websites can be difficult to navigate.
Unfortunately, the ability of these online channels to have a global reach has attracted a large number of unscrupulous users to disseminate defamatory materials in the cyber world.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, has received a favourable ruling a from a London court on the meaning of key elements of the defamatory articles published about him by Forbes in April 2013, a statement said.
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a defamation case against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his alleged defamatory statement against her, Times of India reports.
The Public Prosecution also ordered confiscation of the defamatory books and the funds as well as shutting down the library and sealing it off.
Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges in a July lawsuit that the billboards paid for by Michael Boals, of Coshocton in eastern Ohio, contain false and defamatory attacks against its two wells, which dispose of contaminated wastewater from oil and gas drilling.
With the Model Code of Conduct in place, the office of the chief electoral officer of Delhi ( Delhi CEO) has warned that candidates could face action should their social media content qualify as defamatory.
In DE-zce province, five CSOs held a joint press conference on Friday, calling on top government officials to keep from making defamatory remarks that could polarize the public.