blacken one's good name

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  • name — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 word/words sb/sth is known by ADJECTIVE ▪ Christian (BrE), first, given (esp. AmE) ▪ middle, second (= middle name) (BrE) ▪ family …   Collocations dictionary

  • malign# — malign adj 1 malignant, *malicious, malevolent, spiteful Analogous words: inimical, hostile, rancorous, antipathetic, antagonistic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): venomous, virulent, *poisonous, toxic Antonyms: benign Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • denigrate — I verb abase, accuse, asperse, attack, attaint, belittle, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, blacken one s good name, blemish, brand, call names, calumniate, cast aspersions, charge, compromise, condemn, criticize, decry, defame, degrade,… …   Law dictionary

  • Defamation — This article is about the malicious statement. For the 2009 film, see Defamation (film). Libel and Slander redirect here. For other uses, see Libel (disambiguation) and Slander (disambiguation). Vilification and Calumny redirect here. For the… …   Wikipedia

  • soil — soil1 soilless, adj. /soyl/, n. 1. the portion of the earth s surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus. 2. a particular kind of earth: sandy soil. 3. the ground as producing vegetation or as cultivated for its crops: fertile soil. 4. a… …   Universalium

  • J. Jonah Jameson — from The Amazing Spider Man #29, October 1965, drawn by Steve Ditko Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics …   Wikipedia

  • detraction — detraction, backbiting, calumny, slander, scandal arecomparable when they denote either the offense of one who defames another or casts aspersions upon him or what is uttered by way of defamation or aspersion. Detraction stresses the injurious… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • defame — de·fame /di fām/ vt de·famed, de·fam·ing [Medieval Latin defamare, alteration of Latin diffamare to spread news of, defame, from dis , prefix marking dispersal or removal + fama reputation]: to make the subject of defamation de·fam·er n Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Slander — • The attributing to another of a fault of which one knows him to be innocent Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Slander     Slander      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Asperse — As*perse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspersed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspersing}.] [L. aspersus, p. p. of aspergere to scatter, sprinkle; ad + spargere to strew. See {Sparse}.] 1. To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything, or to besprinkle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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