Synonyms of defame in English:
he had been defamed by an article in a tabloid newspaper
libel, slander, malign, cast aspersions on, smear, traduce, blacken the name/character of, give someone a bad name, defame someone's character, sully someone's reputation, run down, speak ill/evil of, back-bite, run a smear campaign against, calumniate, vilify, besmirch, tarnish, stigmatize, disparage, denigrate, discredit, decry, insult, lie about, tell lies about
informaldo a hatchet job on, sling/fling/throw mud at, drag through the mud/mire
North American slur
British informalslag off
North American informalbad-mouth
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defame, malign, slander, libel, traduce
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