[ slan-der-uhs ]
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  1. relating to or being a false, malicious, and defamatory statement or report:He props up his faltering campaign by making slanderous accusations against his many detractors.

Origin of slanderous

First recorded in 1400–50; see slander, -ous

Other words from slanderous

  • slan·der·ous·ly, adverb
  • slan·der·ous·ness, noun
  • non·slan·der·ous, adjective
  • qua·si-slan·der·ous, adjective
  • qua·si-slan·der·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·slan·der·ous, adjective
  • un·slan·der·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·slan·der·ous·ness, noun

Words Nearby slanderous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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