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Synonyms for defame
dɪˈfeɪmde·fame

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. defame

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchverb

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

    Synonyms:
    besmirch, smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smear, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, denigrate, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. defameverb

    Synonyms:
    asperse, slander, malign, calumniate, traduce, vilify, revile, lampoon, blacken, abuse, blemish, run down, speak ill of

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  1. defameverb

    Synonyms:
    calumniate, malign, vilify, lampoon, vituperate, slander

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  1. List of paraphrases for "defame":

    slander, defamed, vilify, malign

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How to use defame in a sentence?

  1. GSAN:

    Mature human do not denigrate (defame) or cherist (praise) an idea in order to feed personal worthwhile.

  2. Pope Francis:

    This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.

  3. Chris Kyle:

    I didn't say he defamed me. He did defame me. He lied about me.

  4. The SPLC:

    All anti-Muslim hate groups exhibit extreme hostility toward Muslims, anti-Muslim hate groups also broadly defame Islam, which they tend to treat as a monolithic and evil religion. These groups generally hold that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    The best of men is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him.


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