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Meaning & Definition of Defamation in English

English

Defamation

/dɛfəmeʃən/

noun

1. A false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

    synonym:
  • defamation
  • ,
  • calumny
  • ,
  • calumniation
  • ,
  • obloquy
  • ,
  • traducement
  • ,
  • hatchet job

2. An abusive attack on a person's character or good name

    synonym:
  • aspersion
  • ,
  • calumny
  • ,
  • slander
  • ,
  • defamation
  • ,
  • denigration