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defame - Dictionary definition and meaning for word defame

(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
Example Sentence
  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for defame

de(do away with) + fame...so taking away somebody's fame...defaming someone.
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by preetisoni2411

defame = de(down)+fame(famous) "to down the famous" means to harm someone's reputation.
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by atiya

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