Defame - Crossword Clue

Crossword Clue Last Updated: 25/11/2021

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Defame.

7 letter answer(s) to defame

ASPERSE
  1. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
SLANDER
  1. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  2. words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  3. tell lies about someone
  4. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

5 letter answer(s) to defame

LIBEL
  1. print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
  2. the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
  3. a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

6 letter answer(s) to defame

MALIGN
  1. having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
  2. evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
  3. speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"
VILIFY
  1. spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"

4 letter answer(s) to defame

SLUR
  1. become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  2. utter indistinctly
  3. speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"
  4. play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
  5. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  6. a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
  7. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

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