- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||defamed, defames, defaming
||to damage or destroy the reputation of (a person, group, or institution) by making unfavorable and unjust statements.
He was accused of seeking to defame the government.
||to attack the reputation of; denigrate; libel.
These political ads defame the character of the opponent.
- similar words:
- assassinate, attack, blacken, cloud, denigrate, libel, malign, smear, spatter, traduce, vilify, wrong
||accuse, affront, black, blackguard, criticize, degrade, denounce, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, soil