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"slander" in British English

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slandernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər/ us   /ˈslæn.dɚ/

slanderverb [T]

uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər/ us   /ˈslæn.dɚ/
slanderer
noun [C] uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər.ər/ us   /ˈslæn.dɚ.ɚ/
slanderous
adjective uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər.əs/ us   /ˈslæn.dɚ.əs/
a slanderous accusation/allegation/comment
slanderously
adverb uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər.əs.li/ us   /ˈslæn.dɚ.əs.li/
(Definition of slander from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slander" in American English

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slandernoun [C/U]

us   /ˈslæn·dər/
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] us   /ˈslæn·dər/
Her statement was not meant to slander anybody – it's just descriptive.
slanderous
adjective us   /ˈslæn·dər·əs/
McCarthy unleashed slanderous accusations in every direction.
(Definition of slander from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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slandernoun [U]

uk   /ˈslɑːndər/ us   LAW
statements that someone makes about another person that are not true and that harm their reputation, or the crime of making these statements: Where is the line between slander and free speech? The group is suing Van der Wald for slander. a slander lawsuit/suit/charge
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slanderverb [T]

uk   /ˈslɑːndər/ us   LAW
to say something about someone that is considered to be slander: She was accused of slandering the US beef industry on her television show.
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(Definition of slander from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slander”
in Vietnamese sự vu khống…
in Spanish calumnia, calumniar, difamación…
in Malaysian fitnah…
in Thai คำพูดให้ร้าย…
in French calomnie, diffamation…
in German die Verleumdung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誹謗,詆毀…
in Russian клевета…
in Turkish iftira, karalama, kara çalma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诽谤,诋毁…
in Indonesian fitnah…
in Polish zniesławienie, pomówienie…
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