Definitions for slanderˈslæn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slan•derˈslæn dər(n.)

  1. defamation; calumny.

  2. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report.

  3. Law. defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.

    Category: Law

  4. (v.t.)to utter slander against; defame.

  5. (v.i.)to utter or circulate slander.

Origin of slander:

1250–1300; (n.) ME s(c)laundre < AF esclaundre, OF esclandre, alter. of escandle < LL scandalum; see scandal


Princeton's WordNet

  1. slander(noun)

    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration(verb)

    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

  3. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"


  1. slander(Noun)

    a false, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement

  2. slander(Verb)

    to utter a slanderous statement

  3. Origin: 13th century. From esclandre, from scandalum, from σκάνδαλον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slander(noun)

    a false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another

  2. Slander(noun)

    disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium

  3. Slander(noun)

    formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation

  4. Slander(verb)

    to defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate

  5. Slander(verb)

    to bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts

Anagrams of slander

  1. darnels, enlards, landers, relands, slandre, snarled

Translations for slander

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the act of making) an untrue spoken, not written, statement about a person with the intention of damaging that person's reputation

That story about her is nothing but a wicked slander!

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