Today, Dan Quayle defended his son against “ugly” and “slanderous” charges of writing for a scandalous website.
His descriptions of Sen. Marco Rubio range from laughable to slanderous.
In every slanderous town, in every envious village teeming with the mutual hate of neighbours, witnesses abound.
I am tired, too,—tired of all these rumors and slanderous insinuations.
The Madrid papers, without prefixing his name with any slanderous adjectives, called him simply "the rebel chief Saldaa."
No slanderous tongues, but my own ears, are evidence against you.
But it would be money well spent; it would silence the slanderous tongue.
They do not trust to writings and arguments, but attack me with slanderous tricks.
Finally the author, in order to secure the sale of his book of six volumes, has made of it a slanderous libel.
Nothing in the world can secure you from censorious, slanderous tongues.
late 13c., "state of impaired reputation, disgrace or dishonor;" c.1300, "a false tale; the fabrication and dissemination of false tales," from Anglo-French esclaundre, Old French esclandre "scandalous statement," alteration ("with interloping l" [Century Dictionary]) of escandle, escandre "scandal," from Latin scandalum "cause of offense, stumbling block, temptation" (see scandal). From late 14c. as "bad situation, evil action; a person causing such a state of affairs."
c.1300, from Anglo-French esclaundrer, Old French esclandrer, from esclandre (see slander (n.)). Related: Slandered; slandering; slanderer.