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Synonyms for slur
slɜrslur

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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. Tara Houska:

    Greeting indigenous Code Talkers in front of that portrait, knowing Andrew Jackson is responsible for the Trail of Tears, is disrespectful -- it's worse than that. It's appallingly out of touch, this isn't the first time he's attempted to slur Elizabeth Warren by calling her Pocahontas, who was a real person, and he diminished an entire demographic of native women to a single figure in history who's been largely fetishized and whose traumatic story has been whitewashed by the American narrative.

  2. Morgan Wallen:

    I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.

  3. 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.

  4. Brendan Hunt:

    I might have said a racial slur once or twice other times in my life. But that's not something that I believe, that's not something that I ascribe to. And it was said to kind of get a rise out of him and get him mad at me almost to see if he would even criticize me in any way.

  5. Scott Morrison:

    ( Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File) Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Zhaos tweet was utterly outrageous and a terrible slur against Australias military. It is truly repugnant. It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform, he told reporters in Canberra. The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. The Chinese government diminishes them in the worlds eyes. CHINESE STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA FALL VICTIM TO VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAMS : Prime Minister Scott Morrison said The Chinese government had contacted Twitter asking it to take the post down. The post had a warning tag on it by Monday afternoon but could still be viewed. Zhaos account comes with a Twitter label stating that its a Chinese government account. Despite China blocking Twitter and other U.S. social media platforms within the county, Chinese diplomats and state media have established a strong presence on them. Zhao Lijian was criticized by the U.S. in March after tweeting a conspiracy theory that U.S. soldiers may have brought the coronavirus to China. Zhao Lijian is considered a leading representative of Chinas high-pitched new strain of assertive foreign relations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged there were tensions between China and Australia. But this is not how you deal with them.


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