Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “slander”

See all translations

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.
Compare

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…
(Definition of slander from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slander?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “slander” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More