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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, ​spokenstatement 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)

"slander" in Business English

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slandernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈslɑːndər/ 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   us   /ˈslɑːndər/ 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 Spanish calumnia, difamación…
in Vietnamese sự vu khống…
in Malaysian fitnah…
in Thai คำพูดให้ร้าย…
in French calomnie, diffamation…
in German die Verleumdung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诽谤,诋毁…
in Turkish iftira, karalama, kara çalma…
in Russian клевета…
in Indonesian fitnah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誹謗,詆毀…
in Polish zniesławienie, pomówienie…
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