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slan·der

slander

 
 
pronunciation:
slaen dr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a false statement or statements made to hurt someone's reputation, or the act of making such statements.
I can't believe the newspaper published that slander.
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part of speech: verb
inflections: slanders, slandering, slandered
definition: to make damaging statements about.
The mayor claimed the council member slandered her.
synonyms:
malign, smear
antonyms:
praise
similar words:
attack, blacken, curse, frame
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derivation: slanderer (n.)