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Definitions and Synonyms of defamation | Another word for defamation | What is defamation?

Definition 1: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for defamation in the sense of this definition

(defamation is a kind of ...) strong criticism

"he published an unexpected attack on my work"

Definition 2: a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for defamation in the sense of this definition

(defamation is a kind of ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

(... is a kind of defamation ) an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

(... is a kind of defamation ) slanderous defamation

(... is a kind of defamation ) a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

(... is a kind of defamation ) words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

(... is a kind of defamation ) verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument

"sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"

(... is a kind of defamation ) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

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