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defamatory Line breaks: de¦fama|tory
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfamət(ə)ri/

Definition of defamatory in English:


(Of remarks, writing, etc.) damaging the good reputation of someone; slanderous or libellous: a defamatory allegation
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  • The unlawful publication of defamatory matter is an actionable wrong.
  • The defendant cannot engage in recrimination or trade defamatory comments with the claimant.
  • There was an issue as to whether the article was defamatory of the plaintiff at all.

Words that rhyme with defamatory

amatory, declamatory, exclamatory, inflammatory, proclamatory

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