Part of speech:
Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
Very bad reputation; notoriety; disgrace; dishonor
A base act.
Absence or loss of belief or trust; disbelief; doubt
Damage to or loss of reputation.
A taking away; detracting
A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
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.
Opprobrium is a shameful act or the disgrace of a shameful act.
Blame or disapproval:
A damaging or disparaging remark; slander; innuendo
Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
An out of court statement offered for the truth of the matter asserted. Testimony of a witness as to statements made by another individual who is not present in the courtroom to testify; generally not admissible because of unreliability (the hearsay rule), but there have been many significant exceptions to the rule, where there are certain indicia of reliability. See also excited utterance.
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
Excessive flattery or admiration.
Excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention
Lacking respectability, as in character, behavior, or appearance.
Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious.
Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible:
The definition of heinous is very evil or horrible.
The definition of infamous describes a person who has done terrible things and is known for a bad reputation.
Widely but unfavorably known or talked about
The definition of outrageous is someone or something that is not in good taste, violent or extremely unusual.
The definition of scandalous is a morally shocking or indecent person, thing or action, or something that hurts a person's reputation.
Appropriate to or characteristic of a villain:
Something to regret.
A source or cause of being embarrassed:
A formal exposition of facts.
Strong dislike, contempt, or aversion.
A dye used to stain material for microscopic study
The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
Any unclean or soiling matter, as mud, dust, dung, trash, etc.; filth
disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
Obloquy is verbal abuse, or disgrace resulting from abuse.
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