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  • verbinsult
  • verbmumble words

synonyms for slurring

  • blacken
  • blemish
  • blister
  • blot
  • brand
  • calumniate
  • cap
  • chop
  • defame
  • denigrate
  • detract
  • discredit
  • disgrace
  • insinuate
  • libel
  • malign
  • miff
  • offend
  • push
  • reproach
  • roast
  • scorch
  • slander
  • slight
  • smear
  • snub
  • spatter
  • stain
  • traduce
  • vilify
  • zing
  • blow off
  • cut to the quick
  • cut up
  • dump on
  • give a black eye
  • hit where one lives
  • kick in the teeth
  • put down
  • skin alive
  • slap in the face
  • tear down
  • garble
  • stutter
  • skip
  • miss
  • mispronounce

antonyms for slurring

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  • approve
  • beautify
  • commend
  • compliment
  • conceal
  • exalt
  • flatter
  • hide
  • honor
  • please
  • praise
  • enunciate
  • pronounce
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How to use slurring in a sentence

A further example of the slurring over of syllables by the uneducated (qu' for que, m' for me, vot' for votre, Etc.).
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
Nothing so quickly gives an effect of slovenly speech as the slurring of consonants, where it is not generally adopted.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
The most common fault is indistinctness—slurring over or leaving out notes.
PIANO MASTERYHARRIETTE BROWER
On came the figure, its long arms swinging mechanically, and its feet slurring over the stone pavement.
THE LAND OF THE CHANGING SUNWILLIAM N. HARBEN
Even as a tiny boy he had brazened it out, boasting of his mental achievements and slurring the weakness of his stunted body.
THE GAY COCKADETEMPLE BAILEY
The memory of the slurring speech went from him; his thoughts were thistledown blown hither and yon by every vagrant air.
AUDREYMARY JOHNSTON
The general rules for elision and the slurring of light syllables are given above, in  67.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
They'll pretend to expose her—the press will be on their side—and I will be made the butt of all their slurring gibes.
THE TYRANNY OF THE DARKHAMLIN GARLAND
"Now let her r-r-run," he commanded (slurring his r's) as we came to a clear section of the river.
THE FRONTIER BOYS IN THE GRAND CANYONWYN ROOSEVELT
"And there was a time, even after they made those first slurring remarks about Amy, that they seemed real nice," spoke Grace.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN A WINTER CAMPLAURA LEE HOPE
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