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Synonyms of defamatory in English:


  • there were defamatory statements in the book
    libellous, slanderous, defaming, calumnious, calumniatory, vilifying, traducing, scandalous, scandalmongering, malicious, vicious, backbiting, muckraking, abusive, maledictory, maledictive;
    insulting, slurring, injurious
    informal mud-slinging, bitchy, catty
    archaic contumelious
    [Antonyms] complimentary
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