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synonyms for defame

  • besmirch
  • denigrate
  • discredit
  • disgrace
  • disparage
  • malign
  • scandalize
  • smear
  • vilify
  • asperse
  • belie
  • blacken
  • blister
  • calumniate
  • detract
  • dishonor
  • knock
  • pan
  • roast
  • scorch
  • slam
  • stigmatize
  • traduce
  • vituperate
  • bad-mouth
  • cast aspersions on
  • cast slur on
  • do a number on
  • put zingers on
  • speak evil of
  • throw mud at
  • villainize
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antonyms for defame

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  • commend
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • approve
  • exalt
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How to use defame in a sentence

Sullivan claimed he’d been defamed by false statements in an advertisement, published in the Times, accusing him of committing violence against civil rights activists.
A MAJOR SUPREME COURT FIRST AMENDMENT DECISION COULD BE AT RISKSAMANTHA BARBASJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The fact that after this advice, Governor Cuomo instructed surrogates to attack and defame those who courageously came forward with their stories should not be lost on anyone.
CHRIS CUOMO SOMEHOW CLAIMS HE ‘KNOWS WHERE THE LINE IS’ AFTER SCANDAL ERUPTSJUSTIN BARAGONAMAY 21, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The Constitution does not give publishers license to defame.
FOX NEWS SUED BY DOMINION IN $1.6 BILLION DEFAMATION CASE THAT COULD SET NEW GUARDRAILS FOR BROADCASTERSELAHE IZADI, PAUL FARHIMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I hope to be able to teach you that it's one thing to defy a board of directors, and it's another to defame a respectable man.
PAUL GOSSLETT'S CONFESSIONS IN LOVE, LAW, AND THE CIVIL SERVICECHARLES JAMES LEVER
They defame one another, and mutually treat each other as impostors and false teachers.
GOOD SENSEPAUL HENRI THIRY, BARON D'HOLBACH
Yessum, she said a absolute piece of po'try what I would not defame my lips by repeating to you.
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Their plan of life is to defame other people, and by this means proclaim their own superiority over other weak mortals.
DRAKE, NELSON AND NAPOLEONWALTER RUNCIMAN
Oh, you are wrong to defame St. Jeans; it is badly kept but it well keeps its famous ones.
THE HERO OF THE PEOPLEALEXANDRE DUMAS
Belike he is bribed to defame the poor lady, that the Dauphin may rid himself of a childless wife.'
TWO PENNILESS PRINCESSESCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
I cannot conceive what that fellow has against me, that he should try to defame my character by such an accusation.
THE SPY OF THE REBELLIONALLAN PINKERTON
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