traducement


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tra·duce

 (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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traducement - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actionstraducement - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
assassination, blackwash, character assassination - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
malignment, smear, vilification - slanderous defamation
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"
epithet, name - a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
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traducement

noun
The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
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In another development, the Sultan repeated his disappointment over the spread of fake news which had caused defamation and traducement to become rampant.
"There was absolutely no way," Indiana writes in his memoir's gorgeous traducement of Sontag, "to defend someone like Kathy to someone like Susan.
'Twere a concealment Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement, To hide your doings[.] (1.9.19-23) According to Cominius, Rome "must know / The value" of what she possesses in Coriolanus, just as "the camp" must be familiar with the value of Cominius's steed in order for it to serve as a fitting gift.