Definition of defamation :
Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.
defaming, hatchet job, vilifying, traducement, sprinkling, contempt, slur, agriterrorism, obloquy, blackmail, criminal negligence, opprobrium, crimes, conspiracy, aspersing, bioterrorism, libeling, law, child abuse, maligning, calumniation, belittling, contempt of court, attack, bigamy, character assassination, smearing, blackening, traducing
detraction (part of speech: noun)
slander (part of speech: noun)
disapproval (part of speech: noun)
- Bryan then dropped the action, which he objected to entrust to assessors, directed perhaps by a member of the executive: for the same reason he withdrew his proceedings against the police magistrate for defamation of character. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- But cease from defamation; The poet says 'tis worse To steal his reputation Than rob him of his purse. - "Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life.", Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney.
- Still, I can hardly imagine that the defamation of any one's character will keep me out of Ballymoy. - "The Simpkins Plot", George A. Birmingham.