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ˈslæn dərslan·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slandernoun

    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigrationverb

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

  3. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchverb

    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. slandernoun

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

    Etymology: 13th century. From esclandre, from scandalum, from σκάνδαλον.

  2. slanderverb

    to utter a slanderous statement

    Etymology: 13th century. From esclandre, from scandalum, from σκάνδαλον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slandernoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Slandernoun

    disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Slandernoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Slanderverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Slanderverb

    to bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts

    Etymology: [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.]

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

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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

Examples of slander in a Sentence

  1. George Kent:

    Well, Mr. Giuliani was almost unmissable starting in mid-March, as the news campaign, or campaign of slander against, not only Ambassador Yovanovitch unfolded, he had a very high a media promise, so he was on TV, his Twitter feed ramped up and it was all focused on Ukraine.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack [ my wife ], that I'm going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.

  3. Briton Duncan Scott:

    As far as I'm concerned, most of the time it's not necessary to shoot off at the mouth and respond every time, having got to this point, I shouldn't have to take this kind of insult and slander.

  4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it.

  5. Cheryl Dorsey:

    We'll know that this thing that the police are saying is true when Jussie's great, great legal team doesn't sue Chicago PD for defamation or slander.

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  • افتراءArabic
  • 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
  • அவதூறுTamil

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