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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to defame:   (117 results)

Often used in the same context:
malign, discredit, denigrate, besmirch, slander, vilify, embarrass, demonize, humiliate, demean, belittle, smear, subvert, marginalize, intimidate, tarnish, harass, communalise, sully, impugn, embarass, destabilize, befool, politicize, implicate, misinform, overawe, mislead, incite, assassinate, misguide, disparage, undermine, scandalise, ostracise, foment, dehumanise, insinuate, blacken, demoralize, suborn, scandalize, blackmail, destroy, extort, libelled, incriminate, secularise, witch hunt, offend, badmouth, islamize, oppress, traduce, brainwash, sabotage, instigate, subjugate, deceive, debase, persecute, exculpate, hoodwink, blackball, bastardise, christianise, mollycoddle, desecrate, inculpate, enslave, coerce, outdo, disorganize, monopolize, misquote, usurp, vitiating, crucify, terrorize, defile, perjuring, infiltrate, maltreat, lionise, victimize, estrange, coopt, insult, strangulate, manipulate, stifle, propagate, polarize, deface, obfuscate, blaspheme, indoctrinate, propagandise, censor, ratting, dignify, dehumanize

More specific:
badmouth, drag through the mud, libel, malign, traduce

More general:
accuse, charge

Synonyms:
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully

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— Adjectives for defame: false, brighter, foul, own, great, black

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