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slander

noun [C/U]  /ˈslæn·dər/ us  
a false, spoken statement about someone which damages that person's reputation, or the making of such a statement: [U] Political campaigns are full of shameless slander.
slander
verb [T]  /ˈslæn·dər/ us  
Her statement was not meant to slander anybody – it's just descriptive.
slanderous
adjective  /ˈslæn·dər·əs/ us  
McCarthy unleashed slanderous accusations in every direction.
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