Definitions for Defamationˌdɛf əˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job(noun)

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

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. defamation(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defamation(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [OE. diffamacioun, F. diffamation. See Defame.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Barkley, "they said it" in Sports Illustrated:

    I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realised I have no character.

  2. Mike Premeau:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Joshua Bressler:

    If the facts as reported are true, a claim for defamation generally won’t succeed, even if the facts are true, however, some states recognize a claim for public disclosure of private facts.In such a case, if disclosure of the information without consent would be considered highly offensive to a reasonable person, and if the disclosure is not ‘newsworthy,’ such a claim could succeed.


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