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Definition of slander:

  1. A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.
  2. Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.
  3. Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation.
  4. To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.
  5. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.

Synonyms:

maltreat, calumny, corrupt, taint, ravish, defile, cloud, hatchet job, derogate, traducement, deprecation, ill-use, smudge, reproach, harm, injure, victimize, misemploy, denigration, defamation, abuse, calumniation, denigrate, molest, law, rail at, character assassination, smutch, pervert, sprinkling, smirch, minimize, daub, belittling, aspersion, stain, damage, wrong, lie, ruin, impose on _or_ oppress, misuse, vituperate, persecute, upon, maculate, sully, smear, defame, ill-treat, prostitute, blur, besmirch, revile, attack, obloquy, aggrieve, violate, calumniate, slur, disparage, crimes, belittle, asperse.

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