verb (used with object), de·famed, de·fam·ing.
Origin of defame
Examples from the Web for defaming
The unmitigated gall Kennedy displays in defaming the hard work of dedicated researchers is bad enough.
Knox was found guilty of defaming Patrick Lumumba, whom she initially accused of the crime.
While defaming Kutler and me, it seeks to turn history upside down based on a distorted reading of one week in March 1973.
What surprises me was that so little intelligence was exhibited in defaming me.Frenzied Finance|Thomas W. Lawson
I saw you lying there in Their temple, defaming it in blasphemy by your sleep.Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
What do men commonly please themselves in so much, as in carping and harshly censuring, in defaming and abusing their neighbours?Sermons on Evil-Speaking|Isaac Barrow
If the only way we can appreciate our own morality is by defaming the majority of humanity, how contemptible must our morality he?Morality Without God|M. M. Mangasarian
The slaughter of Anne Hutchinson and her family was exultingly declared to be the judgment of God for defaming the elders.The Emancipation of Massachusetts|Brooks Adams
Word Origin for defame
c.1300, from Old French defamer (13c., Modern French diffamer), from Medieval Latin defamare, from Latin diffamare "to spread abroad by ill report, make a scandal of," from dis- suggestive of ruination + fama "a report, rumor" (see fame (n.)). Related: Defamed; defaming.