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A sprinkling, especially with holy water.
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  1. A sprinkling, especially with holy water.
  2. The act of slandering or libeling; defaming.
  3. A damaging or disparaging remark; slander; innuendo
A false and malicious statement about someone that is intended to injure his or her reputation. See also obloquy, defamation, and slander. A false and malicious statement about someone that is intended to injure his or her reputation. See also obloquy, defamation, and slander.
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  1. A false and malicious statement about someone that is intended to injure his or her reputation. See also obloquy, defamation, and slander. A false and malicious statement about someone that is intended to injure his or her reputation. See also obloquy, defamation, and slander.
  2. A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
  3. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.
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  1. The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.
  2. The utterance of a false statement that harms the reputation of another. Although most state laws require that a defamatory statement be made with knowledge of its falsehood, in some jurisdictions a cause of action exists for negligent defamation. Libel (involving a written false statement, including statements transmitted on the Internet) and slander (spoken, as opposed to written, false statements), are both forms of defamation. The utterance of a false statement that harms the reputation of another. Although most state laws require that a defamatory statement be made with knowledge of its falsehood, in some jurisdictions a cause of action exists for negligent defamation. Libel (involving a written false statement, including statements transmitted on the Internet) and slander (spoken, as opposed to written, false statements), are both forms of defamation.
  3. A defaming or being defamed; detraction, slander, or libel
A derogatory or damaging comment on a person's character or reputation; disparagement:
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  1. A derogatory or damaging comment on a person's character or reputation; disparagement:
  2. The act of detracting or taking away.
  3. A malicious discrediting of someone's character, accomplishments, etc., as by revealing hidden faults or by slander
A publicized incident that brings about disgrace or offends the moral sensibilities of society:
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  1. A publicized incident that brings about disgrace or offends the moral sensibilities of society:
  2. Talk that is damaging to one's character; malicious gossip.
  3. A person, thing, or circumstance that causes or ought to cause disgrace or outrage:
Such a spoken statement
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  1. Such a spoken statement
  2. (Law) Oral communication of false and malicious statements that damage the reputation of another.
  3. Falsely spoken words that tend to damage another person’s reputation; defamation. The truth of such words is an absolute defense against slander. Unlike libel, unless the slander is defamatory per se, damages caused by slander must be proven by the plaintiff. See also libel. Falsely spoken words that tend to damage another person’s reputation; defamation. The truth of such words is an absolute defense against slander. Unlike libel, unless the slander is defamatory per se, damages caused by slander must be proven by the plaintiff. See also libel.
Anything that gives an unflattering or damaging picture of the subject with which it is dealing
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  1. Anything that gives an unflattering or damaging picture of the subject with which it is dealing
  2. The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to his or her reputation.
  3. Any false and malicious written or printed statement, or any sign, picture, or effigy, tending to expose a person to public ridicule, hatred, or contempt or to injure a person's reputation
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Find another word for character-assassination. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for character-assassination, like: aspersion, calumniation, calumny, defamation, denigration, detraction, scandal, slander, traducement, vilification and libel.