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English definition of “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.
Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing


verb [T] uk   /ˈslɑːn.dər/ us    /ˈslæn.dɚ/
to damage someone's reputation by making a false spoken statement about themDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
adjective uk   /-əs/ us  
a slanderous accusation/allegation/commentDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
adverb uk   /-ə us  
Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of slander from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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