Synonyms for Maligned:

adj.

maligned (adjective)
abused, scorned, rejected.

n.

maligned (noun)
abused, reviled.
reviled (noun)
rejected, scorned.

v.

abased (verb)
dishonored, degraded, shamed, Defamed, embarrassed, disgraced, Mocked, Abased.
detracted (verb)
diminished, reduced, Detracted, Depreciated, Disparaged, Derogated, Discounted, cast aspersion, lessened, Decried, abraded.
malign (verb)
cast aspersion.
shamed (verb)
humiliated, discomfited, Ridiculed, showed up, Ostracized, exposed, shown up, debunked.
slandered (verb)
Traduced, besmeared, Libeled, discredited, badmouthed, besmirched, Stigmatized, smeared, Pilloried, Slandered, sullied, Calumniated, blackened, tarnished, Denounced, Vilified, denigrated, Scandalized.

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Other relevant words:
rejected, reviled, scorned, abused.

Usage examples for maligned

  1. " The lieutenant had maligned the captain. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  2. Jervaise had grossly maligned her by saying that she was " frightfully pretty." – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  3. " But first let me remind you that you maligned me before the girl- that you kept her to yourself, and would not share her with me-" Clayton interrupted him. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs