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Synonyms for slur
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slurnoun

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

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

  2. aspersion, slurnoun

    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, slurverb

    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. slurverb

    play smoothly or legato

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

    Synonyms:
    blur, dim

  5. slurverb

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

    "your comments are slurring your co-workers"

    Synonyms:
    blur, dim

  6. slurverb

    utter indistinctly

    Synonyms:
    blur, dim

  7. blur, dim, slurverb

    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. slurverb

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

  2. slurverb

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

  3. slurnoun

    Synonyms:
    reproach, stigma, stain, brand

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slurnoun

    Synonyms:
    stain, mark, innuendo, reproach, brand

  2. slurverb

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

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How to use slur in a sentence?

  1. The Red:

    During Tuesday night's Red Sox-Orioles game, it was reported to Red Sox-Orioles security that a racial slur was used in a comment from one fan to another fan, the offending individual was promptly ejected from the ballpark, and has since been notified they are no longer welcome at Fenway Park this week.On.

  2. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    The tweet by the Washington Redskins rings hollow to me. If the team was really interested in standing in solidarity for racial justice, they would change their name from the dictionary-defined racial slur they continue to use. As an indigenous person, I feel their tweet comes off as tone-deaf, not woke. Violence comes in many forms, some more subtle than others. Indigenous Peoples are not your mascots.

  3. 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.

  4. Eliot Engel:

    I welcome debate in Congress based on the merits of policy, but it's unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the US-Israel relationship, we all take the same oath. Worse, Representative Omar comments leveled that charge by invoking a vile anti-Semitic slur.

  5. Aisha Odom:

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

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