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Definition of "slander" []

  • Law Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation. (noun)
  • A false and malicious statement or report about someone. (noun)
  • To utter a slander about. See Synonyms at malign. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter or spread slander. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slander" in a sentence
  • "To reduce damage from online slander and insults, the government will include ¡°cyber slander¡± as a charge subject to harsher criminal punishment than general slander in a law on the promotion and protection of communication and information."
  • "I use the term slander loosely, as most everybody has read of the famous text messages between Woods and Jaimee Grubbs, "Tiger: I will wear you out soon.""
  • "Dan was sure to get the term slander in there at least three times and was in full concern troll mode, warning NBC of the risks of putting such a volatile personality on a national broadcast, someone that automatically would alienate half the audience, normally a great football talker, Dan simply unbottled and revealed himself as an angry conservative, Dan tried to get Zig to agree with him, Zig artfully declined."