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Meaning of DEFAMATORY

Pronunciation:  di'famu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
 

DEFAMATORY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: calumniatory, calumnious, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, harmful, libellous, libelous, slanderous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*fam"a*to*ry\, a.
Containing defamation; injurious to reputation; calumnious;
slanderous; as, defamatory words; defamatory writings.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abusive, backbiting, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, contemptuous, contumelious, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detracting, detractory, disparaging, libelous, maligning, minimizing, pejorative, ridiculing, scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, slanderous, slighting, vilifying
 

 

 

 

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