177 -Defame

defame : Verb

  1. defame somebody/something to harm somebody by saying or writing bad or false things about them (Oxford)

2. to damage the reputation of a person or group by saying or writing bad things about them that are not true (Cambridge)

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Sentence (s)

  1. The newspaper denies any intention to defame the senator’s reputation. (Oxford)
  2. He was behind the propaganda campaign to defame his political opponent. (Cambridge)

Phrases & Connected Words

  • denies any intention to defame the senator’s reputation
  • propaganda campaign to defame his political opponent

Synonym(s)

  1. Disgrace
  2. Dishonor

Antonym(s)

  1. Commend
  2. Compliment

Word Family

  1. Defamatory
  2. Defamation