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SLANDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slander mean? 

SLANDER (noun)
  The noun SLANDER has 2 senses:

1. words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
2. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

  Familiarity information: SLANDER used as a noun is rare.


SLANDER (verb)
  The verb SLANDER has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SLANDER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLANDER (noun)


Sense 1slander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("slander" is a kind of...):

calumniation; calumny; defamation; hatchet job; obloquy; traducement (a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions)

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slander"):

mud (slanderous remarks or charges)


Sense 2slander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

aspersion; calumny; defamation; denigration; slander

Hypernyms ("slander" is a kind of...):

attack (strong criticism)


SLANDER (verb)


Sense 1slander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

slander; defame; calumniate; besmirch; asperse; denigrate; smirch; sully; smear

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "slander" is one way to...):

accuse; charge (blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slander"):

assassinate (destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation)

libel (print slanderous statements against)

badmouth; drag through the mud; malign; traduce (speak unfavorably about)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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