verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- slamming stile,
- slang dictionary,
- slanging match,
Origin of slander
Examples from the Web for slander
But none of this stops Kennedy from trafficking in slander and nonsense.
Martyrdom, in this context, being defined as “mockery, slander, ostracism.”‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obviously, a federal judge so inclined could very easily find that the offensive name constitutes fighting words or slander.So Redskins Sponsor FedEx Is OK With That Racist Team Name, Too?|Michael Tomasky|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alinejad spoke with IranWire about the slander and how she plans to fight it.
Anonymous did not invent the spread of slander posing as news.
I don't mind telling you that such a slander disables me, and goes to my heart.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Never a word of slander has been breathed against his name since he was born.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
And it doesn't seem right to slander a whole nation that way, anyhow.The American Claimant|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And then they groan out that all is vanity, and slander joy by calling it a pottle of hay.The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler
The arrows of slander never pierced the shield of his confidence.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
- defamation in some transient form, as by spoken words, gestures, etc
- a slanderous statement, etc
Word Origin for slander
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.