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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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