HyperDic: slander

English > 3 senses of the word slander:
NOUNcommunicationslanderwords falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
actslander, aspersion, calumny, defamation, denigrationan abusive attack on a person's character or good name
VERBcommunicationslander, defame, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchcharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
slander > pronunciation
Soundsslae'nder
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English > slander: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningwords falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another.
Narrowermudslanderous remarks or charges
Broaderdefamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
speech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishcalumnia, difamación
Catalancalumnia, calúmnia, difamació, injúria
Adjectivesslanderous(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
Verbsslandercharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
English > slander: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn abusive attack on a person's character or good name.
Synonymsaspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration
BroaderattackStrong criticism
Spanishcalumnia, comadreo, difamación
Catalancalúmnia, difamació
Adjectivesslanderous(used of statements) harmful and often untrue
Verbsslandercharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
English > slander: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdefame, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch
NarrowerassassinateDestroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mudspeak unfavorably about
libelPrint slanderous statements against
Broadercharge, accuseblame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Spanishcalumniar, denigrar, difamar, reputación
Catalancalumniar, denigrar, difamar, indultar, injuriar
Nounsslanderan abusive attack on a person's character or good name
slanderwords falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
slandererone who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

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