slander Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “slander” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of slander from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slander" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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
Compare

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.
Compare
(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…
What is the pronunciation of slander?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“slander” in British English

“slander” in American English

“slander” in Business English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More