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Definitions and Synonyms of slander | Another word for slander | What is slander?

Definition 1: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slander in the sense of this definition

(slander is a kind of ...) strong criticism

"he published an unexpected attack on my work"

Definition 2: words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another - [noun denoting communication]

(slander is a kind of ...) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

(slander is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of slander ) slanderous remarks or charges

Definition 3: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone - [verb of communication]

Samples where slander or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Synonyms for slander in the sense of this definition

(slander is a kind of ...) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

"he charged the director with indifference"

(... is a kind of slander ) destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

"He assassinated his enemy's character"

(... is a kind of slander ) print slanderous statements against

"The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

(... is a kind of slander ) speak unfavorably about

"She badmouths her husband everywhere"

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