Definitions for Defamationˌdɛf əˈmeɪ ʃən
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defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job(noun)
a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration(noun)
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
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.
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
Origin: [OE. diffamacioun, F. diffamation. See Defame.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realised I have no character.
This misinformation and this defamation of character could cause me to lose the business over someone else's identity in another state.
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.
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.
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.
Translations for Defamation
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- клевета, хулаBulgarian
- difamacióCatalan, Valencian
- συκοφαντική δυσφήμιση, συκοφαντία, δυσφήμισηGreek
- solvaus, kunnianloukkaus, herjausFinnish
- diffamatio, obtrectatioLatin
- haohao, orohangaMāori
- ærekrenking, ærekrenkelseNorwegian
- поношение, шельмование, клевета, диффамация, хулаRussian
- förtal, ärekränkningSwedish
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