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.
impose on _or_ oppress, ill-treat, belittling, slur, traducement, misuse, deprecation, ruin, ill-use, taint, crimes, reproach, damage, smudge, abuse, derogate, rail at, belittle, maculate, sprinkling, defile, revile, wrong, misemploy, calumniation, lie, upon, pervert, prostitute, harm, minimize, injure, law, character assassination, aggrieve, vituperate, stain, attack, obloquy, molest, smirch, blur, persecute, disparage, hatchet job, cloud, corrupt, asperse, violate, victimize, ravish, daub, smutch, maltreat
slander (part of speech: verb)
detraction, defame, calumniate, denounce, besmirch, shame, badmouth, detract, denigrate, malign, stigmatize, vilification, traduce, scandalize, aspersion, dishonor, libel, vilify, pillory, scandal, denigration, calumny, smear, sully, discredit, tarnish, besmear, defamation, blacken
- You remember our once saying to each other that we would try never to believe slander or speak slander or think slander? - "The Mettle of the Pasture", James Lane Allen.
- Shall I be accused of slander if I suggest that possibly her No meant nothing worse than Ask me again? - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
- But how do I know whether it's a slander? - "Simon", J. Storer Clouston.