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English noun: slander

1. slander (communication) words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another


Broader (hypernym)calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, speech act, traducement


Narrower (hyponym)mud

2. slander (act) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name


Synonymsaspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration


Broader (hypernym)attack


English verb: slander

1. slander (communication) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone


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


Synonymsasperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, smear, smirch, sully


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accuse, charge


Narrower (hyponym)assassinate, badmouth, drag through the mud, libel, malign, traduce









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