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slander

verb [T]     /ˈslɑːn.dər/ US  /ˈslæn.dɚ/
to damage someone's reputation by making a false spoken statement about themDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing slanderer     /r/ US  // noun [C] Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing slanderous     /-əs/ adjective a slanderous accusation/allegation/commentDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing slanderously     /-əs.li/ adverb Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
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