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aspersion
act of defaming or slander
belittle
speak or represent something as something as small or unimportant
berate
to rebuke or scold angirly at length
calumny
a false statement made to slander
castigate
to inflict severe punishment on
criticize
to find fault with
decry
to condemn openly
defamation
a malicious attack
denounce
to openly accuse
deride
to speak of with contempt
disparage
to speak of in a slightingly or disrespectful way
excoriate
to denounce strongly
gainsay
to decry false; deny
harangue
along pompous speech; a tirade
impugn
to attack as false or questionable
inveigh
to give angry disapproval
lambaste
to scold sharply; give a thrashing
objurgate
to scold or rebuke sharply
obloquy
abusively detractive language
opprobrium
a cause of shame or disgrace
pillory
to expose to ridicule and abuse
rebuke
to find fault with
remonstrate
to say or plead in protest
reprehend
to voice disapproval of
reprove
to find fault with ot to voive disapproval of
revile
to assail with abusive language
tirade
a long angry and violent speech
vituperate
to rebuke or criticize harshly