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Synonyms for slander
ˈslæn dərslan·der

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slander

    Synonyms:
    asperse, defame, calumniate, vilify, abuse, scandalize, traduce, belittle, blacken

    Antonyms:
    praise, laud, honor, vindicate, defend, panegyrize, eulogize, shield, commend

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

  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"

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

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slandernoun

    Synonyms:
    defamation, calumny, aspersion, libel, vilification, scandal, abuse, traducement, backbiting, roorback, vituperation

  2. slanderverb

    Synonyms:
    malign, defame, traduce, asperse, vilify, calumniate, backbite, scandalize, libel

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How to use slander in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    After three years of lies and smears and slander, the Russia hoax is finally dead. The collusion delusion is over, the Russia witch hunt was a plan by those who lost the election to try and illegally regain power by framing innocent Americans – many of them, they suffered – with an elaborate hoax.

  2. Tayyip Erdogan:

    Our goal is never to create crises, it is to protect the rights, laws, honour and sovereignty of our country, with a new statement made by the same embassies today, a step back was taken from this slander against our country and our nation. I believe these ambassadors ... will be more careful in their statements regarding Turkey’s sovereign rights.

  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. Lu Wei:

    Indeed, we do not welcome those that make money off China, occupy China's market, even as they slander China's people. These kinds of websites I definitely will not allow in my house.

  5. Peter Drucker:

    While for some knowledge is food, others live on slander and gossip.The latter are the ignorant, ignore the ignorant lest you slide down to their level.


Translations for slander

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  • افتراءArabic
  • клевета, клеветяBulgarian
  • calúmnia, calumniar, injúria, injuriarCatalan, Valencian
  • pomluvit, pomluvaCzech
  • bagvaskelse, bagtaleDanish
  • verunglimpfen, Verleumdung, verleumdenGerman
  • συκοφαντία, συκοφαντώ, διαβάλλω, διαβολή, διασύρωGreek
  • calumnia, calumniar, difamarSpanish
  • panetellaFinnish
  • calomnier, calomnieFrench
  • càinScottish Gaelic
  • rágalom, rágalmaz, rágalmazásHungarian
  • diffamazione, diffamare, calunniaItalian
  • לשון הרעHebrew
  • 誹謗, 中傷Japanese
  • 악담Korean
  • beklaatschenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tarawau, tūtaraMāori
  • клевета, клеветиMacedonian
  • laster, smaad, smadenDutch
  • bakvaskelseNorwegian
  • oszczerstwo, pomówienie, szkalowaćPolish
  • difamar, aleivosia, calúnia, injúria, caluniar, injuriar, aleivePortuguese
  • defăimaRomanian
  • поклёп, наговаривать, порочение, злословить, клевета, хаянье, очернять, навет, хулить, напраслина, хула, хаять, злословие, порочить, поношение, наговор, клеветатьRussian
  • förtala, baktala, förtalSwedish
  • அவதூறுTamil

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