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defame

verb [T] uk   us   /dɪˈfeɪm/ formal
to damage the reputation of a person or group by saying or writing bad things about them that are not true: Mr Turnock claimed the editorial had defamed him.
defamation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌdef.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/
He is suing for defamation of character.
defamatory
adjective uk   /dɪˈfæm.ə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr-/
He claims the remarks were highly defamatory.
Translations of “defame”
in Chinese (Traditional) 詆毀,中傷,敗壞…的名譽…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诋毁,中伤,败坏…的名誉…
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