Definition of defamatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈfæmətri//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfæmətɔːri//
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(of speech or writing) intended to harm somebody by saying or writing bad or false things about them The article was highly defamatory.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: defamatory