containing defamation; injurious to reputation; slanderous or libelous:
She claimed that the article in the magazine was defamatory.
injurious to someone’s name or reputation
verb (used without object), defalcated, defalcating. Law. 1. to be guilty of defalcation. verb 1. (intransitive) (law) to misuse or misappropriate property or funds entrusted to one
noun 1. degenerate state or character. 2. the process of degenerating; decline. 3. degenerate behavior, especially behavior considered sexually deviant. 4. Physics. the number of distinct quantum states of a system that have a given energy. noun (pl) -cies 1. the act or state of being degenerate 2. the process of becoming degenerate 3. (physics) […]
verb (used without object), degenerated, degenerating. 1. to fall below a normal or desirable level in physical, mental, or moral qualities; deteriorate: The morale of the soldiers degenerated, and they were unable to fight. 2. to diminish in quality, especially from a former state of coherence, balance, integrity, etc.: The debate degenerated into an exchange […]
degenerative [dih-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /dɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ Examples Word Origin adjective 1. tending to degenerate. 2. characterized by degeneration. degenerative /dɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtɪv/ adjective 1. (of a disease or condition) getting steadily worse degenerative de·gen·er·a·tive (dĭ-jěn’ər-ə-tĭv) adj. Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.