defame(redirected from defames)
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Related to defames: slanderer, calumniated
defameverb accuse, accuse falsely, anathematize, assail, belittle, berate, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, blemish, brand, bring disrepute upon, call names, calumniari, calumniate, cast aspersions on, censure, charge, condemn, criticize, damage one's reputation, decry, denigrate, denounce, depreciate, destroy one's repptation, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, dispraise, falsify, fulminate, gibbet, give a bad name, impeach, indict, injure the good name of, injure the good reputation of, inneigh against, lessen one's reputation, libel, lower, malign, objurgate, obtrectare, ostracize, pillory, put in a bad light, reprehend, revile, run down, scandalize, shame, slander, slur, smear, smirch, spatter, speak evil, speak ill, speak ill of, speak of slightingly, stain the character of, stigmatize, sully, taint, tarnish, traduce, vilify, vilipend, vituperate
Associated concepts: defamation, defamation per quod, defamation per se, defamatory per se, defamatory upon its face, defamatory words, disparagement, injury to character or reputation, injury to profession or business, libel, slander
See also: brand, condemn, denigrate, denounce, depreciate, derogate, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, expose, humiliate, lessen, libel, malign, pillory, reproach, smear, stain, sully, tarnish