verb (used with object), de·famed, de·fam·ing.
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Origin of defame
OTHER WORDS FROM defamede·fam·er, nounde·fam·ing·ly, adverbun·de·famed, adjectiveun·de·fam·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for defame
But this is often seen as little more than a way of trying to defame Edward III on the continent.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Taniguchi allegedly continued to defame her to clients, intimidating them into dropping commercial deals with her.Japan’s Miss International Takes on Mob-Backed Entertainment Complex|Jake Adelstein|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You could see in his eyes that he knew the Army would defame him, but he knew he was in the right.Pakistan’s Impossible Year: Elections, Army Intrigue, and More|Bruce Riedel|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes she does it to defame them, other times to make it seem as if they shared her ideology.
I hope to be able to teach you that it's one thing to defy a board of directors, and it's another to defame a respectable man.Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service|Charles James Lever
They defame one another, and mutually treat each other as impostors and false teachers.Good Sense|Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
Yessum, she said a absolute piece of po'try what I would not defame my lips by repeating to you.Vacation with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
Their plan of life is to defame other people, and by this means proclaim their own superiority over other weak mortals.Drake, Nelson and Napoleon|Walter Runciman
Oh, you are wrong to defame St. Jeans; it is badly kept but it well keeps its famous ones.The Hero of the People|Alexandre Dumas