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Synonyms for slur
slɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slur(noun)

    (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

    Synonyms:
    smear, spot, blot, aspersion, smudge, smirch, daub

  2. aspersion, slur(noun)

    a disparaging remark

    "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"

    Synonyms:
    smear, daub, smudge, spot, calumny, sprinkling, defamation, denigration, aspersion, smirch, blot, slander

  3. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(verb)

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

    Synonyms:
    smudge, bit, patch, dapple, office, speckle, pip, touch, cytosmear, place, smear, aspersion, daub, fleck, cytologic smear, maculation, post, stain, malignment, position, smirch, vilification, billet, blot, spotlight, spot, point, situation, berth, topographic point

  4. slur(verb)

    play smoothly or legato

    "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"

    Synonyms:
    blur, dim

  5. slur(verb)

    speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur

    "your comments are slurring your co-workers"

    Synonyms:
    blur, dim

  6. slur(verb)

    utter indistinctly

    Synonyms:
    blur, dim

  7. blur, dim, slur(verb)

    become vague or indistinct

    "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

    Synonyms:
    smear, glaze over, smudge, blur, blear, dip, dim, obnubilate, obscure, blind, confuse, film over, smutch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slur(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reproach, traduce, asperse, disparage, speak of slightingly or disrespectfully

  2. slur(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disregard, slight, pass by, pass over, gloss over, slur over

  3. slur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reproach, stigma, stain, brand

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slur(n)

    Synonyms:
    stain, mark, innuendo, reproach, brand

  2. slur(v)

    Synonyms:
    soil, sully, disparage, traduce, asperse, blur, mackle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    insinuation, slander, calumny, insult, innuendo, affront, defamation, libel

How to pronounce slur?

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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say slur in sign language?

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How to use slur in a sentence?

  1. Aisha Odom:

    Calling someone a horrible racial slur and telling them to kill themselves is totally OK with Facebook Messenger.

  2. John Malcolm:

    You( racial slur) need to shut up.

  3. Aisha Odom:

    Calling someone a horrible racial slur and telling them to kill themselves is totally OK with Facebook.

  4. Tim Naftali:

    It was worse than I expected, it was the combination of the slur by Reagan and then Nixon's repeating it, not once but twice in later conversations.

  5. Marguerite Duras:

    When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.


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