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slander

noun [C or U]     /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 libelDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
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