What does slander mean?

Definitions for slanderˈslæn dər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slander.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

  6. Origin: [OE. sclandere, OF. esclandre, esclandle, escandre, F. esclandre, fr. L. scandalum, Gr. a snare, stumbling block, offense, scandal; probably originally, the spring of a trap, and akin to Skr. skand to spring, leap. See Scan, and cf. Scandal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slander

    slan′dėr, n. a false or malicious report: malicious defamation by words spoken: calumny.—v.t. to defame: to calumniate.—n. Slan′derer.—adj. Slan′derous, given to, or containing, slander: calumnious.—adv. Slan′derously.—n. Slan′derousness, the state or quality of being slanderous. [O. Fr. esclandre—L. scandalum—Gr. skandalon.]

Anagrams for slander »

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slander in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

  2. Gustave Flaubert:

    Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

  3. Mark Twain:

    It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.

  4. Pak Yong Chol:

    Malicious slander, especially as they try to link the allegations against to the august name of our Supreme Leader Marshall Kim Jong Un.

  5. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    No one has the right to slander Turkey, especially the slander of Turkey buying ISIS oil, turkey has not lost its moral values to buy oil from a terror organization.

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Translations for slander

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • клевета, клеветяBulgarian
  • injuriar, calúmnia, calumniar, injúriaCatalan, Valencian
  • pomluva, pomluvitCzech
  • bagtale, bagvaskelseDanish
  • verunglimpfen, verleumden, VerleumdungGerman
  • συκοφαντία, διασύρω, συκοφαντώ, διαβολή, διαβάλλωGreek
  • difamar, calumnia, calumniarSpanish
  • panetellaFinnish
  • calomnie, calomnierFrench
  • càinScottish Gaelic
  • rágalmazás, rágalom, rágalmazHungarian
  • calunnia, diffamazione, diffamareItalian
  • לשון הרעHebrew
  • 中傷, 誹謗Japanese
  • 악담Korean
  • beklaatschenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tūtara, tarawauMāori
  • клевета, клеветиMacedonian
  • smaad, laster, smadenDutch
  • bakvaskelseNorwegian
  • oszczerstwo, pomówienie, szkalowaćPolish
  • difamar, calúnia, aleivosia, injúria, aleive, injuriar, caluniarPortuguese
  • defăimaRomanian
  • наговаривать, поклёп, порочение, злословить, навет, хулить, порочить, поношение, клеветать, наговор, злословие, хаять, хула, напраслина, очернять, хаянье, клеветаRussian
  • förtal, baktala, förtalaSwedish

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