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defamation, slander, calumny, aspersion
n. the act of defaming
slander
n. words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
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asperse, besmirch, sully, smear, calumniate, denigrate, smirch, slander, defame
v. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
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railing
n. material for making rails or rails collectively
slur
n. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
libel
n. the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
scuttlebutt, comment, gossip
n. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
malicious gossip, dirt, scandal
n. disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
imprecation
n. a slanderous accusation
accusal, accusation
n. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
disgrace, discredit
v. damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
bemire, colly, grime, begrime, soil, dirty
v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
maculate, defile, sully, stain, tarnish
v. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
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