Mr. Taniguchi allegedly continued to defame her to clients, intimidating them into dropping commercial deals with her.
But this is often seen as little more than a way of trying to defame Edward III on the continent.
Sometimes she does it to defame them, other times to make it seem as if they shared her ideology.
No doubt hopes had been entertained that, on finding herself abandoned by her King, she would at last accuse and defame him.
For those who wish to defame you will assert that I am wise, though I am not.
So Sir Tristram made great moan and was ashamed that noble knights should defame him for the sake of his lady.
No cruelty must ever defame it, no malice, no gross bitterness!
Religious bigots have done all in their power to defame his character and rob him of the laurels with which we crown him to-day.
When we tell lies about our neighbor and slander or defame him in our conversation.
To defame therefore is to lessen or to annul the estimation in which a person is held by his fellow-men.
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.