verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of slander
Synonyms for slander
Related Words for slanderermurderer, spy, terrorist, competitor, rival, guerrilla, agent, detractor, bandit, foe, villain, traitor, rebel, opposition, invader, criminal, adversary, antagonist, opponent, prosecutor
Examples from the Web for slanderer
Historical Examples of slanderer
Thanks to you, this enemy of civil society, this slanderer of women, is down.
That she who set285 out to destroy her slanderer should become his slave!
If the slanderer will stand forth and avow himself, I may know how to deal with him.Barrington
Charles James Lever
Burnet was a 'gossiper, slanderer, and notorious falsifier of facts.'Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
The groomsmen are denouncing him, as he deserves to be, as a slanderer and recreant.Marion's Faith.
- 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.