Defamatory meaning

dēfamətôrē, difamətôrē
Defaming or tending to defame; slanderous.
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The definition of defamatory is hurts someone's reputation.

An example of defamatory used as an adjective is in the phrase "defamatory statements," which means statements which can hurt someone's reputation.

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Used in reference to an utterance, to indicate that it is false and harmful to the reputation of another.
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Damaging to someone's reputation, especially if untrue.
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Origin of defamatory

  • From Middle French diffamatoire, from Medieval Latin diffamatorius
    From Wiktionary