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gives a bad name

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Synonyms for gives a bad name

verb make a scandalous remark
  • belittle
  • besmirch
  • defame
  • defile
  • denigrate
  • disparage
  • libel
  • malign
  • scandalize
  • smear
  • sully
  • tarnish
  • vilify
  • asperse
  • assail
  • attack
  • backbite
  • belie
  • blaspheme
  • blister
  • blot
  • calumniate
  • curse
  • damage
  • decry
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • detract
  • dishonor
  • hit
  • hurt
  • injure
  • muckrake
  • pan
  • plaster
  • revile
  • roast
  • scorch
  • slam
  • slur
  • smirch
  • sneer
  • strumpet
  • traduce
  • bad-mouth
  • blacken name
  • cast a slur on
  • give a bad name
  • run smear campaign
  • sling mud
  • tear down

Antonyms for gives a bad name

  • approve
  • clean
  • commend
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • aid
  • assist
  • cure
  • exalt
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • increase
  • mend
  • glorify
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.