defamatory

[dih-fam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
containing defamation; injurious to reputation; slanderous or libelous: She claimed that the article in the magazine was defamatory.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin diffāmātōrius, equivalent to Latin diffāmā(re) (see defame) + -tōrious -tory1

nondefamatory, adjective
undefamatory, adjective
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defamatory (dɪˈfæmətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
injurious to someone's name or reputation
 
defamatorily
 
adv

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defamatory
1590s, from M.L.diffamatorius, from diffamat-, from pp. stem of diffamare (see defame).
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Example sentences
The appeals court left it up to a trial court to determine if those statements
  were defamatory.
Irrational and borderline defamatory speech is properly subject to harsh
  criticism.
The public prosecutor is seeking legal advice on whether the book may be
  defamatory.
And if it's incendiary or defamatory or plain sub-human.
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