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Synonyms for slander
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slander(noun)

    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

    Synonyms:
    denigration, calumny, aspersion, defamation

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration(verb)

    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, besmirch(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. slander(verb)

    Synonyms:
    libel, defame

  2. slander(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slander(v. a.)

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

  2. slander(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slander(n)

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

  2. slander(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use slander in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897):

    It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The best armor against slander is having an honorable past. A good name is always made of smear-proof material.

  4. 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.

  5. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Shame on you. It's clear where Turkey buys its oil and gas ... Those who claim we are buying oil from Daesh like this must prove their claims. Nobody can slander this country, if you are seeking the source of weaponry and financial power of Daesh, the first place to look is the Assad regime and countries that act with it.


Translations for 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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