Part of speech:
To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
To lampoon is defined as to parody or publicly criticize someone or something using humor.
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.
Full of calumnies; slanderous
Used in reference to an utterance, to indicate that it is false and harmful to the reputation of another.
Characterized by or constituting slander
A false or damaging accusation or insinuation:
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.
(Rare) To sprinkle water on, as in baptizing
(Intransitive)To become black.
To mar or impair by a flaw:
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
(Geol.) To lower (a land surface) by erosion
To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
To fail or refuse to accept or pay (a note, bill, or check, for example).
To lower in esteem; discredit
To impede or obstruct
To cause damage to; impair:
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Music) To glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break.
To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To vilify; revile
To heighten or intensify the action or effect of
To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction:
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
To speak maliciously about (an absent person); slander
To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
To make defamatory statements about
(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
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