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Synonyms for defamation
ˌdɛf əˈmeɪ ʃəndefama·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. defamationnoun

    Synonyms:
    slander, aspersion, detraction, calumny

  2. defamationnoun

    Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.

    Synonyms:
    calumny, aspersion, slander, detraction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobnoun

    a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

    Synonyms:
    hatchet job, calumniation, calumny, traducement, obloquy, denigration, aspersion, opprobrium, slander

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigrationnoun

    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

    Synonyms:
    hatchet job, calumniation, calumny, sprinkling, traducement, obloquy, belittling, deprecation, denigration, aspersion, slur, slander

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Editors Contribution

  1. oppobrium

    public disgrace arising from shameful conduct

    the opprbrium of being closely associated with gangsters.

    Submitted by rinat on November 1, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defamationnoun

    Synonyms:
    slander, calumny, detraction, obloquy, aspersion, abuse, backbiting, scandal, false accusation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. defamationnoun

    Synonyms:
    calumny, libel, lampoon, traducement, roorback, slander

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "defamation":

    libel, slander, vilification, denigration, ejaculation, slur

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How to use defamation in a sentence?

  1. Mike Premeau:

    This misinformation and this defamation of character could cause me to lose the business over someone else's identity in another state.

  2. Ben Smith:

    When we published the Steele Dossier in 2017, we were met with outrage from many corners -- a major news anchor and President President Donald Trump both deemed it' fake news' ; and several Russian businessmen, plus Michael Cohen, sued for defamation, as we have said from the start, a document that had been circulating at the highest levels of government, under active investigation by The FBI, and briefed to two successive presidents, is clearly the subject of' official action.' Moreover, its publication has contributed to the the American people's understanding of what is happening in their country and their government.

  3. Marshall Searcy:

    Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim.

  4. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely:

    Sweden has crossed all red lines in relations with Israel, this is defamation of Israel and the statements are distancing Sweden from the ranks of enlightened nations that can take part in the dialogue about rights in the region.

  5. Joseph Cammarata:

    Instead the law entitles an individual who is accused of serious wrongdoing to rebut the allegations without facing defamation claims. we believe that the law provides that when you make a public statement about an individual, it must be truthful.


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