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slander


slan·der  (slndr)
n.
1. Law Oral communication of false statements injurious to a persons reputation.
2. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
v. slan·dered, slan·der·ing, slan·ders
v.tr.
To utter a slander about. See Synonyms at malign.
v.intr.
To utter or spread slander.

[Middle English slaundre, from Old French esclandre, alteration of escandle, from Latin scandalum, cause of offense, stumbling block; see scandal.]

slander·er n.
slander·ous adj.
slander·ous·ly adv.


slander  /slndr/  v. [T] to say bad or untrue things about s.o., to hurt s.o.s reputation: The radio program slandered the politician by saying he took drugs.
n. [C;U] the act of saying bad or untrue things about s.o.: It was slander to say I dont pay my taxes; I do pay them. slander

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