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.]
The numerical value of Defamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Defamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim.
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.
His own words said on national television are a matter of public record, and by definition repeating someone's own words can not be defamation.
There were some laws broken as far as photos of me taken that violate the county’s policies – and issues that could be considered defamation of character.
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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
- ہتک عزتUrdu
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