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Bad for your reputation

reputational

adjective

relating to the reputation of someone or something, especially when it is affected negatively

bad

adjective

likely to damage your success or people’s opinion of you

degrading

adjective

causing you to have less respect for yourself or for someone else

compromising

adjective

likely to damage your good reputation

defamatory

adjective

defamatory remarks are not true and make people have a bad opinion of someone

scurrilous

adjective

containing unkind statements about someone that are not true but that could spoil that person’s reputation

libellous

adjective

containing written statements about someone that are not true

discreditable

adjective

damaging someone’s reputation

slanderous

adjective

containing or using slander

libelous

the American spelling of libellous

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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