Synonyms and Antonyms of defamation
the making of false statements that damage another's reputation accused the newspaper columnist of defamation of character Synonyms of defamation aspersing, blackening, calumniation, calumny, character assassination, slander, defaming, libel, libeling (or libelling), maligning, smearing, traducing, vilification, vilifyingWords Related to defamation aspersion, innuendo, muck, mud, smear; backbiting, detraction; abuse, invective, vituperation; attack, censure, criticism, denunciation, hatchet job; contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, denigration, disparagement; cattiness, despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousnessNear Antonyms of defamation acclaim, accolade, applause, commendation, praise; esteem, honor, respect; adulation, flattery; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship
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