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synonyms for defamation

  • denigration
  • disparagement
  • aspersion
  • calumny
  • depreciation
  • detraction
  • dirt
  • dump
  • dynamite
  • hit
  • knock
  • lie
  • mud
  • obloquy
  • opprobrium
  • scorcher
  • slam
  • slime
  • slur
  • smear
  • tale
  • traducement
  • vilification
  • backbiting
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
  • black eye
  • character assassination
  • cheap shot
  • dirty laundry
  • low-down dirty
  • slap in face

antonyms for defamation

MOST RELEVANT
  • compliment
  • flattery
  • praise
  • approval
  • commendation
  • exaltation
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Tripp countersued Musk for defamation, but the federal judge handling the case threw it out, ruling that the technician had failed to show that the CEO had acted with actual malice.
EX-TESLA EMPLOYEE WHO TUSSLED WITH ELON MUSK MUST PAY UPVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
On Twitter, Dell’Anno also said she would be filing a claim against San Diego for defamation on behalf of her client Thursday.
MORNING REPORT: WHAT DEMS SAY THEY’D DO WITH COUNTY CONTROLVOICE OF SAN DIEGOOCTOBER 8, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Burkman was quoted as saying the situation is “a joke” and threatening to sue for defamation.
MICHIGAN’S LESBIAN AG SLAPS FELONY CHARGES ON WOHL, BURKMAN FOR ROBOCALLSCHRIS JOHNSONOCTOBER 1, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Kolfage launched a defamation lawsuit against half a dozen online opponents.
VETERAN, WAR HERO, DEFENDANT, TROLLBY JEREMY SCHWARTZ AND PERLA TREVIZOSEPTEMBER 29, 2020PROPUBLICA
We Build the Wall and Kolfage are also being sued for defamation by the National Butterfly Center.
PRIVATE BORDER WALL FUNDRAISERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ON FRAUD CHARGESBY PERLA TREVIZO, JEREMY SCHWARTZ AND LEXI CHURCHILLAUGUST 20, 2020PROPUBLICA
The issue in an action for defamation is not the character of the plaintiff, but the wrongfulness of the particular statement.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Another bill carried this session made some alterations in the law relating to defamation and libel.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Gossip in all its moods and tenses, from the vague indicative of mere innuendo, to the full subjunctive of open defamation!
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
I do not know that any law-proceedings were afterwards taken against him for defamation of character.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 459VARIOUS
There he found Anthony Panton continuing his campaign of defamation against him.
VIRGINIA UNDER CHARLES I AND CROMWELL, 1625-1660WILCOMB E. WASHBURN
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