detracting (part of speech: verb)
abasing (part of speech: verb)
slandering (part of speech: verb)
disapproving (part of speech: verb)
defiling, vilifying, disapproving, denouncing, reproaching, chastising, admonishing, deprecating, chiding, blaming, deriding, censuring, condemning, castigating, renouncing, scorning, upbraiding, chastening, discrediting, denigrating, criticizing
- In a large city, like New York, the defection would only have been partial; for there, one can be included in many fashionable circles, while only a few of them may be penetrated by a defaming rumor. - "The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now", T. S. Arthur.
- You can do no good by defaming me. - "The Secret Witness", George Gibbs.
- Ingeniously, Sirrah, you shall be pillory'd for defaming our reverend Witnesses: Guards, take 'em to your Custody both. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.