slanderer


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slan·der

 (slăn′dər)
n.
1. Law Oral communication of false and malicious statements that damage the reputation of another.
2. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
v. slan·dered, slan·der·ing, slan·ders
v.tr.
To utter a slander about. See Synonyms at malign.
v.intr.
To utter or spread slander.

[Middle English slaundre, from Old French esclandre, alteration of escandle, from Latin scandalum, cause of offense, stumbling block; see scandal.]

slan′der·er n.
slan′der·ous adj.
slan′der·ous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slanderer - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libelslanderer - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
depreciator, detractor, disparager, knocker - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
Translations

slanderer

[ˈslɑːndərəʳ] Ncalumniador(a) m/f, difamador(a) m/f

slanderer

nVerleumder(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Diomed all undaunted answered, "Archer, you who without your bow are nothing, slanderer and seducer, if you were to be tried in single combat fighting in full armour, your bow and your arrows would serve you in little stead.
Bulstrode felt a shuddering nausea, and did not speak, but was considering diligently whether he should not leave Raffles to do as he would, and simply defy him as a slanderer.
But you surely don't expect me to go around shooting every slanderer in the Solomons that opens his mouth?
It seems to me that if what he says is false, the proper name for it is calumny, defamation of character; and such a slanderer deserves the thrashing.
715-716) Do not get a name either as lavish or as churlish; as a friend of rogues or as a slanderer of good men.
Geoffrey Delamayn, whose fair fame had been assailed (it was needless, the correspondent added in parenthesis, to say how groundlessly), was understood to have expressed, not only the indignation natural under the circumstances but also his extreme regret at not finding himself in a position to aid Captain Newenden's efforts to bring the anonymous slanderer to justice.
If a person who prys into the characters of others, with no other design but to discover their faults, and to publish them to the world, deserves the title of a slanderer of the reputations of men, why should not a critic, who reads with the same malevolent view, be as properly stiled the slanderer of the reputation of books?
MY child died, before his father's eyes, a far more agonising and painful death than that young slanderer of his sister's worth is meeting while I speak.
And Pyotr Petrovitch is a contemptible slanderer," Dounia snapped out, suddenly.
Remember the prayer of our holy litany, where we implore the Divine Power—’that it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts.
The patient Year had lived through the reproaches and misuses of its slanderers, and faithfully performed its work.
There was a grin upon the ghastly countenance of the French gentleman under the influence of the firelight, as if he were computing how many thousand slanderers and traitors array themselves against the fortunate, on premises exactly answering to those of Mr Wegg.