Meaning of defamatory in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈfamət(ə)ri/

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  • (of remarks, writing, etc.) damaging the good reputation of someone; slanderous or libellous.

    ‘a defamatory allegation’
    • ‘The unlawful publication of defamatory matter is an actionable wrong.’
    • ‘The defendant cannot engage in recrimination or trade defamatory comments with the claimant.’
    • ‘There was an issue as to whether the article was defamatory of the plaintiff at all.’
    • ‘The proceedings are being used to make defamatory remarks about people.’
    • ‘We will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings.’
    libellous, slanderous, defaming, calumnious, calumniatory, vilifying, traducing, scandalous, scandalmongering, malicious, vicious, backbiting, muckraking, abusive, maledictory, maledictive
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