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slander

[ slan-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF slander
  • nounscandalous remark
  • verbmake a scandalous remark

Synonyms for slander

  • defamation
  • disparagement
  • libel
  • misrepresentation
  • smear
  • aspersion
  • backbiting
  • calumny
  • depreciation
  • detraction
  • dirt
  • hit
  • lie
  • muckraking
  • mud
  • obloquy
  • rap
  • scandal
  • slam
  • slime
  • tale
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
  • black eye
  • dirty linen
  • mud-slinging
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Antonyms for slander

  • approval
  • commendation
  • compliment
  • praise
  • flattery
  • glorification
  • nicety
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLANDER

I shall be good friends with her, when you are no longer here to slander me to her.

It was a slander, they could not, they would not believe it.

He tould me your honour—which is a slander, as we all here can witness, can't we?

We should not so slander the author of the Shakespearean plays.

Life is too brief to spend much thought on taunts or slander.

She didn't deserve one word of it, and it was your lies that made me slander her.

But to say that Rossetti felt the slander does not express his sense of it.

Why,” he added with impatience, “it lays me wide open to suspicion and slander.

Now established love, it is well known, thrives wondrously on slander.

Slander nips it like a frost; in deadliness it is second only to ridicule.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "state of impaired reputation, disgrace or dishonor;" c.1300, "a false tale; the fabrication and dissemination of false tales," from Anglo-French esclaundre, Old French esclandre "scandalous statement," alteration ("with interloping l" [Century Dictionary]) of escandle, escandre "scandal," from Latin scandalum "cause of offense, stumbling block, temptation" (see scandal). From late 14c. as "bad situation, evil action; a person causing such a state of affairs."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLANDER

abuse

nounverbal attack
  • bad-mouthing
  • blame
  • castigation
  • censure
  • curse
  • curses
  • defamation
  • derision
  • hosing
  • insults
  • invective
  • kicking around
  • knifing
  • libel
  • obloquy
  • opprobrium
  • pushing around
  • put-down
  • quinine
  • reproach
  • revilement
  • scolding
  • signifying
  • slander
  • swearing
  • tirade
  • upbraiding
  • vilification
  • vituperation
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