slander synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term slander:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. slandernoun

    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

    Synonyms:
    denigration, calumny, aspersion, defamation

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigrationverb

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

    Synonyms:
    hatchet job, calumniation, calumny, sprinkling, traducement, obloquy, defamation, belittling, deprecation, denigration, aspersion, slur, slander

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

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

    Synonyms:
    besmirch, smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smear, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, denigrate, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, defame, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

Wiktionary

  1. slanderverb

    Synonyms:
    libel, defame

  2. slanderverb

    to utter a slanderous statement

    Synonyms:
    defame, libel

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slander

    To slander a person is to utter a false and injurious report concerning him; to defame is specifically and directly to attack one's reputation; to defame by spoken words is to slander, by written words, to libel. To asperse is, as it were, to bespatter with injurious charges; to malign is to circulate studied and malicious attacks upon character; to traduce is to exhibit one's real or assumed traits in an odious light; to revile or vilify is to attack with vile abuse. To disparage is to represent one's admitted good traits or acts as less praiseworthy than they would naturally be thought to be, as for instance, by ascribing a man's benevolence to a desire for popularity or display. To libel or slander is to make an assault upon character and repute that comes within the scope of law; the slander is uttered, the libel written, printed, or pictured. To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge. One may "abuse," "assail," or vilify another to his face; he asperses, calumniates, slanders, or traduces him behind his back.

    Synonyms:
    asperse, backbite, calumniate, decry, defame, depreciate, disparage, libel, malign, revile, traduce, vilify

    Antonyms:
    defend, eulogize, extol, laud, praise, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slanderverb

    Synonyms:
    defame, calumniate, vilify, scandalize, decry, reproach, malign, traduce, brand, blacken, asperse, backbite, libel, lampoon, satirize, run down, inveigh against

  2. slandernoun

    Synonyms:
    defamation (maliciously uttered), CALUMNY, aspersion, detraction, backbiting, scandal, obloquy, libel, lampoon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

defamation, libel, calumny, defame, vilification, slur, malign, denigration, smear



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