slander
13th century. From Old French esclandre, from el. scandalum ("stumbling block, temptation"), from Old Greek σκάνδαλον ("scandal"). Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈslɑːndə/, /ˈslændɚ/
Noun

slander

  1. A false or unsupported, malicious statement (spoken, not written), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement.
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slander (slanders, present participle slandering; past and past participle slandered)

  1. To utter a slanderous statement about; baselessly speak ill of.
    • 1601, Ben Jonson, Poetaster or The Arraignment: […], London: Printed [by R. Bradock] for M[atthew] L[ownes] […], published 1602, OCLC 316392309 ↗, Act III, scene iv ↗:
      Tuc[ca]. […] Can thy Author doe it impudently enough? / Hiſt[rio]. O, I warrant you, Captaine: and ſpitefully inough too; he ha's one of the moſt ouerflowing villanous wits, in Rome. He will ſlander any man that breathes; If he diſguſt him. / Tucca. I'le know the poor, egregious, nitty Raſcall; and he haue ſuch commendable Qualities, I'le cheriſh him: {{...}
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