defame

  • 21defame — de·fame || dɪ feɪm v. slander, libel, discredit, malign …

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  • 22defame — verb damage the good reputation of. Derivatives defamation noun defamatory adjective defamer noun Origin ME: from OFr. diffamer, from L. diffamare spread evil report , from dis (expressing removal) + fama report …

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  • 23defame — v. a. Asperse, slander, malign, calumniate, traduce, vilify, revile, libel, blacken, abuse, blemish, run down, speak ill of …

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  • 24defame — verb (T) formal to write or say something that makes people have an unfairly bad opinion of someone or something defamatory adjective …

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  • 25defame — verb she has defamed my character Syn: libel, slander, malign, cast aspersions on, smear, traduce, give someone a bad name, run down, speak ill of, vilify, besmirch, stigmatize, disparage, denigrate, discredit, decry; informal do a hatchet job on …

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  • 26defame — v 1. denigrate, vituperate, vilify, vilipend, scandalize, run down, berate, revile, malign, impugn, criticize, pull to pieces, Sl. do a hatchet job on, cut up, shred, give a bad name, speak ill of, speak evil of, gibbet, hold up to scorn, sneer… …

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  • 27defame — de·fame …

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  • 28defame — de•fame [[t]dɪˈfeɪm[/t]] v. t. famed, fam•ing 1) to attack the good name or reputation of; slander or libel 2) archaic to disgrace • Etymology: 1275–1325; < ML dēfāmāre, der. of L diffāmāre to spread the news of, slander de•fam′er, n …

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  • 29defame — /diˈfeɪm / (say dee faym), /də / (say duh ) verb (t) (defamed, defaming) 1. to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously anything injurious; slander; libel; calumniate. 2. Obsolete to disgrace. {Middle… …

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  • 30defame —   Hō ino.   Also: mā ino ino, hakukole, alapahi, kekēue, kekewe, hāpala, paoke e …

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  • 31defame — v.tr. attack the good reputation of; speak ill of. Derivatives: defamation n. defamatory adj. defamer n. Etymology: ME f. OF diffamer etc. f. L diffamare spread evil report (as DIS , fama report) …

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  • 32defame by a published writing — index libel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 33maliciously defame — index libel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 34Defamed — Defame De*fame , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defaming}.] [OE. defamen, diffamen, from F. diffamer, or OF. perh. defamer, fr. L. diffamare (cf. defamatus infamous); dis (in this word confused with de) + fama a report. See… …

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  • 35Defaming — Defame De*fame , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defaming}.] [OE. defamen, diffamen, from F. diffamer, or OF. perh. defamer, fr. L. diffamare (cf. defamatus infamous); dis (in this word confused with de) + fama a report. See… …

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  • 36defamation — defame ► VERB ▪ damage the good reputation of. DERIVATIVES defamation noun defamatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin diffamare spread evil report , from fama report …

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  • 37defamatory — defame ► VERB ▪ damage the good reputation of. DERIVATIVES defamation noun defamatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin diffamare spread evil report , from fama report …

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  • 38malign# — malign adj 1 malignant, *malicious, malevolent, spiteful Analogous words: inimical, hostile, rancorous, antipathetic, antagonistic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): venomous, virulent, *poisonous, toxic Antonyms: benign Contrasted words:… …

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  • 39vilify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. vilipend, revile, calumniate, traduce, slander, libel, defame, decry, belittle, slur. See detraction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. defame, revile, denounce; see censure , slander . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 40περιβοᾶν — περιβοάω defame pres part act masc voc sg (doric aeolic) περιβοάω defame pres part act neut nom/voc/acc sg (doric aeolic) περιβοάω defame pres part act masc nom sg (doric aeolic) περιβοᾶ̱ν , περιβοάω defame pres inf act (epic doric) περιβοάω… …

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