defamatory defamatory  /dɪ ˈfæ mə ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

Usage(s):

  1. He says her e-mails were borderline defamatory.
  2. Eugene Cardinal Tisserant, 85, dean of the college of cardinals, wrote a letter to Suenens reportedly charging that his public statements were defamatory and slanderous.
  3. Professional Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is suing one of its contributors for a defamatory cyber-attack.

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Quotes

  1. "It's totally false and defamatory," Birkhead said. "This book is fueled by Internet gossip and tabloid reports. She never once tried to contact me or Howard to see if any of these things were true."
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Larry Birkhead Source: Forbes

  2. "Defendants have exploited Ms. Smith's life and death by publishing false and defamatory factual accusations against" Stern, according to the 65-page lawsuit filed by Atlanta lawyer Lin Wood.
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Howard K Stern Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. In the California case, Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan wrote that "the prospect of blanket immunity for those who intentionally redistribute defamatory statements on the Internet has disturbing implications."
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Carol Corrigan Source: Forbes

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