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slander

slan·der

slander

 
 
pronunciation:
slaen dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a false statement or statements intended to injure someone's reputation or well-being, or the act of making such statements; defamation.
synonyms:
aspersion, calumny, smear
similar words:
malediction, scandal
definition 2: in law, such statements made orally rather than in writing. (See libel.)
similar words:
calumny
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slandered, slandering, slanders
definition: to utter damaging statements about; defame.
synonyms:
asperse, calumniate, malign, smear, traduce
antonyms:
praise
similar words:
attack, besmirch, blacken, crucify, curse, defame, denigrate, discredit, frame, impugn, libel, vilify, wrong
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derivation: slanderer (n.)