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Damage to someone's reputation - synonyms or related words

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

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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