- to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame: to traduce someone's character.
Origin of traduce
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Examples from the Web for traducer
He was mortified and angry, and yet he was helpless because his traducer was a woman.The Efficiency Expert
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Her tone was full of abhorrence for this traducer of the man she loved and trusted.The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel
Jeff launched his horse at the traducer, but Gibson spurred aside.Bransford of Rainbow Range
Eugene Manlove Rhodes
He is neither the apologist, nor the traducer of his heroine.
It will, of course, rest with him whether an action is taken against his traducer.The Bail Jumper
Robert J. C. Stead
- (tr) to speak badly of
Word Origin and History for traducer
1530s, "to alter, change over, transport," from Latin traducere "change over, convert," originally "lead along or across, transfer," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Sense of "defame, slander" (1580s) is from Latin traducere in the sense of "to scorn or disgrace," probably from the notion of "to lead along as a spectacle." Related: Traduced; traducing.