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To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
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  1. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
  2. To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
  3. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
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 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.
Damage to reputation or character caused by public disclosure of immoral or grossly improper behavior; disgrace.
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  1. Damage to reputation or character caused by public disclosure of immoral or grossly improper behavior; disgrace.
  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:
In ecclesiastical law and formerly in maritime law, a written statement containing the plaintiff's grievances; initial pleading
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  1. In ecclesiastical law and formerly in maritime law, a written statement containing the plaintiff's grievances; initial pleading
  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
To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
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  1. To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
  2. To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
(Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
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  1. (Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
  2. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
  3. To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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  1. To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
  2. To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
To spread false or damaging accusations or insinuations against (someone).
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  1. To spread false or damaging accusations or insinuations against (someone).
  2. To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
  3. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
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  1. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
  2. To blame for ills.
  3. To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
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  1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
  2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate:
  3. To say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify
To give an unflattering or damaging picture of
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  1. To give an unflattering or damaging picture of
  2. To bring suit against by presenting a libel
  3. To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
To profane or sully
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  1. To profane or sully
  2. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
  3. To march in single file or in files or columns.
To take or draw away
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  1. To take or draw away
  2. To draw or take away; divert:
  3. To reduce the value, importance, or quality of something. Often used with from :
To make seem less important; belittle; disparage
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  1. To make seem less important; belittle; disparage
  2. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
  3. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
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  1. To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
  2. To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names
US spelling of dishonour.
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  1. US spelling of dishonour.
  2. To bring shame or discredit upon; disgrace
  3. To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag. To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag.
To speak blasphemy.
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  1. To speak blasphemy.
  2. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
  3. To curse or revile
To swear at; use profane, blasphemous, or obscene language against
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  1. To swear at; use profane, blasphemous, or obscene language against
  2. To bring evil upon; afflict:
  3. To utter a curse or curses; swear; blaspheme
To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
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  1. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  2. To set upon with violent force.
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To defile; taint:
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  1. To defile; taint:
  2. (Obs.) To become sullied
  3. French politician. As chief minister to Henry IV, he replenished the treasury and encouraged agriculture and industry.
To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
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  1. To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
  2. To detract from or spoil:
  3. To lose luster; become discolored:
To make dirty; soil
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  1. To make dirty; soil
  2. To stain; sully:
  3. To bring dishonor to; sully
(Archaic) To blacken
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  1. (Archaic) To blacken
  2. To disparage; belittle:
  3. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To make dirty or discolor as by smearing or staining with grime
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  1. To make dirty or discolor as by smearing or staining with grime
  2. To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
  3. To sully or dishonor (a reputation, good name, etc.)
To become blotted, soaked up, or absorbed.
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  1. To become blotted, soaked up, or absorbed.
  2. To remove or block from personal memory or public remembrance. Often used with out :
  3. To bring moral disgrace to:
To offend the moral sensibilities of:
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  1. To offend the moral sensibilities of:
  2. To shock or outrage the moral feelings of; offend by some improper or unconventional conduct; shock
  3. (Nautical) To reduce the area and efficiency of a sail by expedient means (e.g. slacking the peak and tricing up the tack) without properly reefing, thus slowing boat speed.
To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
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  1. To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
  2. To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.
  3. To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible:
To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
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  1. To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
  2. To speak maliciously about (an absent person); slander
To lower oneself; lose face
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  1. To lower oneself; lose face
  2. (Archaic) To take (a part or quality) away from something so as to impair it
  3. To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray:
To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
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  1. To hurt or damage by slander, libel, etc.
  2. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
  3. To become dark or black:
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
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  1. To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
  2. To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce
To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
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  1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
  2. To tell falsehoods; lie
  3. To declare or prove to be false.
To cause people to lose respect, reverence or esteem for something or someone.
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  1. To cause people to lose respect, reverence or esteem for something or someone.
To cover or hide with or as if with a coat of plaster:
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  1. To cover or hide with or as if with a coat of plaster:
  2. To affix conspicuously, usually with a paste:
  3. (Informal) To affect or strike with force
To bring from concealment; disclose.
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  1. To bring from concealment; disclose.
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 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 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
Damage to reputation or character caused by public disclosure of immoral or grossly improper behavior; disgrace.
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  1. Damage to reputation or character caused by public disclosure of immoral or grossly improper behavior; disgrace.
  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:
In ecclesiastical law and formerly in maritime law, a written statement containing the plaintiff's grievances; initial pleading
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  1. In ecclesiastical law and formerly in maritime law, a written statement containing the plaintiff's grievances; initial pleading
  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
To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
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  1. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
  2. To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
  3. To slander or libel; defame.
To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
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  1. To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
  2. To speak maliciously about (an absent person); slander
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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  1. To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
  2. To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
(Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
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  1. (Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
  2. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
  3. To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
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  1. To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
  2. To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce
To mark (notes) with a slur
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  1. To mark (notes) with a slur
  2. (Music) To sing or play (different and successive notes) by gliding from one to another without a break
  3. To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
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  1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
  2. To say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify
  3. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate:
To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
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  1. To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
  2. To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
To give an unflattering or damaging picture of
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  1. To give an unflattering or damaging picture of
  2. To bring suit against by presenting a libel
  3. To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
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