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Noun: defamation  ,de-fu'mey-shun
  1. A false accusation of an offence or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
    - calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job
  2. An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    - aspersion, calumny, slander, denigration

Derived forms: defamations

Type of: attack, blast [informal], depreciation, derogation, disparagement, fire, flack, flak [informal], stick [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Defamation