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Damage to someone's reputation - thesaurus

Synonyms

injury

noun

legal harm done to your reputation, career, or feelings by someone or something

discredit

noun

harm that is done to someone’s reputation

smear

noun

an attempt to damage someone’s reputation by telling lies about them

slander

noun

something bad that you say about someone that is not true and may damage their reputation

ignominy

noun

formal a situation where you feel embarrassed and lose other people’s respect

smear campaign

noun

a series of attempts to damage someone’s reputation by telling lies about them

character assassination

noun

the deliberate and unfair destruction of someone’s reputation

under a cloud

with your reputation damaged because you may have done something wrong

a stain on someone’s character/reputation etc

something bad that someone has done that spoils their reputation

loss of face

the state of no longer being respected by people because of something that you have done

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a blot on something

something that spoils someone’s reputation, or spoils the appearance of something

black mark

noun

something you have done that affects your reputation in a bad way

blemish

noun

a mistake or dishonest action that spoils someone’s reputation or career

bruising

noun

damage to someone’s reputation or confidence

calumny

noun

very formal a comment about someone that is not fair or true and is intended to damage their reputation

dirt

noun

informal information about someone that could damage their reputation if people knew about it

discredit

noun

someone or something that causes a loss of respect

disgrace

noun

the loss of other people’s respect because of something bad that you have done

dishonor

the American spelling of dishonour

dishonour

noun

a state in which people no longer respect you because of something bad that you have done

disrepute

noun

formal a situation in which people have no respect for someone or something

fall from grace/favour

an occasion when you lose the respect or approval of other people

give a dog a bad name

used for saying that once someone has a bad reputation, people will blame them for everything

mudslinging

noun

the practice of saying things publicly that are intended to harm someone’s reputation

mud sticks

used for saying that people will believe the bad things said about someone, even if they are not true

obloquy

noun

very formal loss of other people’s respect

slur

noun

a remark that is intended to insult someone or to damage their reputation

taint

noun

the appearance of being connected with something bad or wrong

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