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A tendency to have feelings of this kind, or a capacity for such feeling
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  1. A tendency to have feelings of this kind, or a capacity for such feeling
  2. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
  3. Respect for propriety or morality:
That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
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  1. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  2. The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
  3. A person or thing that brings shame, dishonor, or reproach (to one, etc.)
Financial difficulty:
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  1. Financial difficulty:
  2. The act or an instance of embarrassing:
  3. A source or cause of being embarrassed:
Very bad reputation; notoriety; disgrace; dishonor
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  1. Very bad reputation; notoriety; disgrace; dishonor
  2. (Law) Loss of character and of certain civil rights sustained by a person convicted of an infamous crime
  3. The condition of being infamous; disgrace:
Depravity; baseness.
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  1. Depravity; baseness.
  2. An instance of this
  3. A base act.
The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved.
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  1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved.
  2. Something that causes disgrace or loss of status
  3. Lack or loss of trust or belief; doubt:
(Law) Oral communication of false and malicious statements that damage the reputation of another.
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  1. (Law) Oral communication of false and malicious statements that damage the reputation of another.
  2. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
  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.
Lack or loss of repute; bad reputation; disgrace; disfavor
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  1. Lack or loss of repute; bad reputation; disgrace; disfavor
  2. Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.
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
Verbal abuse of a person or thing; censure or vituperation, esp. when widespread or general
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  1. Verbal abuse of a person or thing; censure or vituperation, esp. when widespread or general
  2. Abusive language; blame; disgrace or cause to be in ill repute; calumny. Obloquy may go to the extent where it constitutes defamation. See also defamation and slander. Abusive language; blame; disgrace or cause to be in ill repute; calumny. Obloquy may go to the extent where it constitutes defamation. See also defamation and slander.
  3. The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute.
A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
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  1. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
  2. 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.
  3. A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
A defaming or being defamed; detraction, slander, or libel
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  1. A defaming or being defamed; detraction, slander, or libel
  2. The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.
  3. 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.
Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
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  1. Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
  2. The disgrace or infamy attached to conduct viewed as grossly shameful
  3. Reproachful contempt for something regarded as inferior
Blame or disapproval:
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  1. Blame or disapproval:
  2. (Obs.) An object of blame, censure, scorn, etc.
  3. Disgrace or shame.
A false or damaging accusation or insinuation:
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  1. A false or damaging accusation or insinuation:
  2. A sprinkling, especially with holy water.
  3. A damaging or disparaging remark; slander; innuendo
The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
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  1. The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
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  1. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
  2. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
  3. A person who chatters or repeats idle talk and rumors, esp. about the private affairs of others
An unconfirmed report, story, or statement in general circulation
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  1. An unconfirmed report, story, or statement in general circulation
  2. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
  3. General talk not based on definite knowledge; mere gossip; hearsay
Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
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  1. Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
  2. Something one has heard but does not know to be true; rumor; gossip
  3. (Law) evidence based on the reports of others rather than on personal knowledge; normally inadmissible because not made under oath
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 meant to hurt someone's reputation
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  1. A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
  2. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
  3. 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.
The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
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  1. The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. The act of defaming; calumny, slander, or libel.
  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 false and malicious statement or report about someone.
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  1. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
  2. Such a spoken statement
  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.
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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  1. 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
  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. In ecclesiastical law and formerly in maritime law, a written statement containing the plaintiff's grievances; initial pleading
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