Nouns (5)

defamation, slander, calumny, aspersion
n. the act of defaming
slander
n. words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

Verbs (9)

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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Fuzzynyms (28)

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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