defame: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-fām'), [key]
— -famed, -fam•ing.
  1. to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously or falsely anything injurious; slander or libel; calumniate: The newspaper editorial defamed the politician.
  2. to disgrace; bring dishonor upon.
  3. to accuse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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