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slander

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər/ us    /ˈslæn.dɚ/
a false spoken statement about someone that damages their reputation, or the making of such a statement: The doctor is suing his partner for slander. She regarded his comment as a slander on her good reputation.
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slander

verb [T] uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər/ us    /ˈslæn.dɚ/
to damage someone's reputation by making a false spoken statement about them
slanderer
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
slanderous
adjective uk   /-əs/ us  
a slanderous accusation/allegation/comment
slanderously
adverb uk   /-əs.li/ us  
Translations of “slander”
in Spanish calumnia, difamación…
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 Polish zniesławienie, pomówienie…
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