Definitions

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  • n. The act of traducing; slander, calumny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of traducing; misrepresentation; ill-founded censure; defamation; calumny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of traducing; misrepresentation; defamation; calumny; obloquy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

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Examples

  • No traducement was forwarded, to the contrary, those are biographical facts which you prefer to obfuscate and deflect rather than confront more honestly.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • They have chosen the "realist" assignation, one might suppose, because "the illusionist school" or "the traducement school" of foreign policy wouldn't sell very well to the polities they seek to target.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Thus have I gone over these three diseases of learning; besides the which there are some other rather peccant humours than formed diseases, which, nevertheless, are not so secret and intrinsic, but that they fall under a popular observation and traducement, and, therefore, are not to be passed over.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • But how unjust this traducement is (if you will reduce things from popularity of opinion to measure of reason) may appear in that we see men are more curious what they put into a new vessel than into a vessel seasoned; and what mould they lay about a young plant than about a plant corroborate; so as this weakest terms and times of all things use to have the best applications and helps.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement, 28

    Act I. Scene IX. Coriolanus

  • Examples abound, but the case du jour is Thom Hartmann's traducement of laissez-faire's "intellectual roots" in the Huffington Post:

    Mises Dailies

  • That is the response of dignity and sovereignty that this cowardly act of traducement calls for.

    Lahontan Valley News - Top Stories

  • There's nothing new about such traducement; along with allurement, inducement, fraud and coercion, it has been one of the mainstays of evangelism.

    Shadow Warrior

  • And if you're thinking, as I must admit I was, that Mr Blair's hair is markedly greying, well perhaps premature ageing is one of the consequences of running a great country amidst continuous personal barracking and traducement.

    British Blogs

  • Your misappropriation and casual traducement in passing of a well known individual's public name much to the anguish of that person told us all we need to know about what a low-minded attention seeking twat you are.

    BBC Cuts Away from Blair to Screen Unknown Tennis Players

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  • "COMINIUS: You shall not be
    The grave of your deserving; Rome must know
    The value of her own: 'twere a concealment
    Worse than a theft, no less than a traducement,
    To hide your doings; and to silence that
    Which, to the spire and top of praises vouch'd,
    Would seem but modest: therefore, I beseech you,--
    In sign of what you are, not to reward
    What you have done,--before our army hear me."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009