mustamaalata

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

musta (black) + maalata (to paint)

Verb[edit]

mustamaalata

  1. To denigrate (to criticise so as to besmirch), to defame.

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used only figuratively. To paint (something) black is maalata (jokin) mustaksi.