(noun, verb)


1. words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

Definition categories: communication, calumniation, calumny, defamation, obloquy, traducement

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

Similar word(s): aspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration

Definition categories: act, attack


1. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Similar word(s): asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, smear, smirch, sully

Definition categories: communication, accuse, charge