slander definition

  • noun:
    • Law Oral communication of untrue statements harmful to a person's reputation.
    • A false and destructive declaration or report about some one.
    • a false, harmful statement (talked or posted), especially the one which is injurious to your reputation; the generating of such a statement
    • A false story or report maliciously uttered, looking after injure the trustworthiness of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious stories or suggestions to the damage of some other.
    • Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.
    • previously, defamation usually, whether dental or written; in modern-day usage, defamation by terms spoken; utterance of false, destructive, and defamatory terms, tending to the damage and derogation of some other; calumny. Look at Note under Defamation.
    • a factor in stumbling or offense; a stumbling-block; offense.
    • Reproach; disgrace; shame; scandal.
    • Ill popularity; bad title or repute.
    • A false tale or report maliciously uttered, and desired or tending to injure the good name and trustworthiness of another: since, a wicked and spiteful slander; specifically, in-law, oral defamation published without appropriate reason (Cooley).
    • The fabrication or uttering of such untrue reports; aspersion; defamation; detraction: since, becoming provided to slander.
    • words falsely spoken that harm the trustworthiness of another
    • an abusive assault on someone's character or great title
  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter a slander about. See Synonyms at malign.
    • To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the trustworthiness of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.
    • to create discredit or pity upon by a person's acts.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To utter or spread slander.
  • verb:
    • to utter a slanderous statement
    • fee falsely or with harmful intention; strike the good title and standing of somebody
  • others:
    • To be a stumbling-block to; offer offense to; offend.
    • To discredit; disgrace; dishonor.
    • To speak sick of; defame; calumniate; disparage.
    • especially in-law, to utter untrue and damaging tales or reports concerning; injure or tarnish the great title and reputation of, by untrue reports maliciously informed or propagated. See slander, n., 4, and compare libel.
    • To reproach; charge: with with.
    • Synonyms Defame, Calumniate, etc. See asperse.

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