Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun slander

2 senses of slander

Sense 1
slander -- (words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another)
       => defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job -- (a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions)
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 2
aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration -- (an abusive attack on a person's character or good name)
       => attack -- (strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb slander

1 sense of slander

Sense 1
defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch -- (charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation")
       => charge, accuse -- (blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference")

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