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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.
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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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One worthy, he has reason to believe, has actually consulted authorities learned in the law, as to his having good grounds on which to rest an action for libel; another, has meditated a journey to London, for the express purpose of committing an assault and battery on his traducer; a third, perfectly remembers being waited on, last January twelve-month, by two gentlemen, one of whom held him in conversation while the other took his likeness; and, although Mr.
'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.
(9.) This point echoes Mansfield, who contends that, because Ancien Regime absolutism had not been eradicated, "Napoleon can be seen as the logical culmination of the French Revolution, not its traducer" (38).
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.
The scheming widow expectedly comes out as the least likeable character; a reader can observe the loosening of the author's restraint in the way he refers to her: from a "sprightly," "artful" and "enterprising Lady" in the first part (8, 36, 50), to "what a Machiaval in Petticoats!", "Female Libeller" and "base Traducer" in the end: (193, 194).
Therefore, the purpose of our study was to determine if there is uniform intramuscular heating between the midpoint and periphery of a treatment area 2 times the size of 5[cm.sup.2] traducer head during ultrasound treatments.
As a traducer of militant republicanism, O'Casey serves both factions, with 'the principal ideological achievement of [...] The Shadow of the Gunman and Juno and the Paycock [...] their discrediting of political militancy by means of an appeal to social realism' (p.
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.
"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."Aa