slanderous


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Related to slanderous: libellous, defaming

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:
Adj.1.slanderous - (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

slanderous

adjective defamatory, libellous, abusive, malicious, damaging, calumnious He wanted an explanation for what he described as `slanderous' remarks.

slanderous

adjective
Damaging to the reputation:
Law: libelous.
Translations

slanderous

[ˈslɑːndərəs] ADJcalumnioso, difamatorio

slanderous

[ˈslɑːndərəs] adjcalomnieux/euse (LAW)diffamatoire

slanderous

slanderous

[ˈslɑːndrəs] adjcalunnioso/a (Law) → diffamatorio/a
References in classic literature ?
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
For though his integrity and reputation might bridle slanderous tongues, still he was unwilling to hazard either his own good name or that of his friend; and for this reason most of the days agreed upon he devoted to some other business which he pretended was unavoidable; so that a great portion of the day was taken up with complaints on one side and excuses on the other.
The police belonging to the city being formed by the city itself, nothing threatening presented itself to disturb this concert of universal hatred or freeze the frequent scoffs of slanderous lips.
But, had the noble Theseus heard these falsehoods, he would have served their slanderous authors as he served the Minotaur
Tell me what the means are by which a man of courage can sustain a slanderous expression.
the requiem how be sung "By you - by yours, the evil eye, - by yours, the slanderous tongue "That did to death the innocent that died, and died so young?
I blame myself severely for having so easily believed the slanderous tales invented by Charles Smith to the prejudice of Lady Susan, as I am now convinced how greatly they have traduced her.
I only know that I have heard nothing definite against it - nothing that could be proved, at least; and till people can prove their slanderous accusations, I will not believe them.
Drop that slanderous rubbish, Valentin," he said, "or there may be more swords yet.
My lord,' said Mr Haredale, 'the murdered gentleman was my brother; I succeeded to his inheritance; there were not wanting slanderous tongues at that time, to whisper that the guilt of this most foul and cruel deed was mine--mine, who loved him, as he knows, in Heaven, dearly.
That vile and slanderous calumniator, the GAZETTE;' these, and other spirit-stirring denunciations, were strewn plentifully over the columns of each, in every number, and excited feelings of the most intense delight and indignation in the bosoms of the townspeople.
Organisers said they removed posts that "evolved into slanderous abuse".