Origin of defame
OTHER WORDS FROM defamede·fam·er, nounde·fam·ing·ly, adverbun·de·famed, adjectiveun·de·fam·ing, adjective
How to use defame in a sentence
Again today, Modi’s right-wing government has responded to the farmers’ protests by lying about and defaming its own citizens.The Farmers' Protests Are a Turning Point for India's Democracy—and the World Can No Longer Ignore That|Simran Jeet Singh|February 12, 2021|Time
They think that their campaigns will stop or defame me, but they do the opposite.She Helped Launch Yemen's Revolution. 10 Years On, Tawakkol Karman Still Believes Change Is Possible|Joseph Hincks|January 15, 2021|Time
An attempt to smear FBI investigator Robert Mueller with false sexual harassment charges was exposed, as well as a similar attempt to defame Anthony Fauci.Michigan’s lesbian AG slaps felony charges on Wohl, Burkman for robocalls|Chris Johnson|October 1, 2020|Washington Blade
The unmitigated gall Kennedy displays in defaming the hard work of dedicated researchers is bad enough.
Miller had spent his life defaming Jews and decrying their influence on the United States.
And so not only are they not defaming Jews or Jewish values—they are, in the way they see fit, trying to support them.
In 2009 he published a book defaming Hitchens and Richard Dawkins because he was irked by their bellicose brand of atheism.
Their Newt-defaming spot, “Serial Hypocrisy” is an amalgam of all the ads described above.Newt Gets Attacked in Ads Ranging From Mediocre to So-So|Judith Grey|December 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He would appear to have devoted himself to the task of blackening poor George's character and defaming him.Barrington|Charles James Lever
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
Christian ministers as a class, and Christian journals are expressly accused of falsifying history, of defaming "the mighty dead!"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
You will silence the fellows, who deserve to have their tongues torn out for defaming a king's daughters.'Two Penniless Princesses|Charlotte M. Yonge
Oporinus: lived two years in close intimacy with Paracelsus as his secretary, and has been suspected of defaming his memory.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe