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English definition of “slur”

slur

noun [C] (CRITICISM)    /slɜːr/ US  /slɝː/
a remark that criticizes someone and is likely to have a harmful effect on their reputation: Her letter contained several outrageous slurs against/on her former colleagues. His comments cast a slur on the integrity of his employees.Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of slur noun (CRITICISM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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