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Defamatory   /dɪfˈæmətˌɔri/   Listen
Defamatory

adjective
1.
(used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.  Synonyms: calumniatory, calumnious, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, libellous, libelous, slanderous.






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"Defamatory" Quotes from Famous Books



... [91] or injurious and very defamatory placards, were found posted in the city: one at the government offices; the second, on the gate of the Parian; a third at La Misericordia; and the fourth at our door. Those lampoons stated distinctly that the governor for twenty thousand piastres (105,000 livres), had prevented ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55) • Various

... gentle Usage? It is the common Vice of Children to run too much among the Servants; from such as are educated in these Places they would see nothing but Lowliness in the Servant, which would not be disingenuous in the Child. All the ill Offices and defamatory Whispers which take their Birth from Domesticks, would be prevented, if this Charity could be made universal; and a good Man might have a Knowledge of the whole Life of the Persons he designs to take into his House for ...
— The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - With Translations and Index for the Series • Joseph Addison and Richard Steele



Words linked to "Defamatory" :   harmful, denigratory, defame



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