is one of a number of English synonyms that you can
choose when you need a word that means "to injure by speaking ill of."
when you want to stress the deep personal
humiliation, disgrace, and distress felt by the victim. If someone
doesn't actually lie, but makes statements that injure by specific and
often subtle misrepresentations, malign
may be the more precise choice. To make it clear that the speaker is malicious and the
statements made are false, calumniate
is a good option. But if you need to say that certain statements
represent an attempt to destroy a reputation by open and direct abuse, vilify
is the word you want.
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