Share this entry

Share this page

slander

Synonyms of slander in English:

noun

  • he'd sue me for slander if I made the accusation publicly
    defamation, defamation of character, character assassination, misrepresentation of character, calumny, libel;
    lie, slur, smear, untruth, false accusation, false report, insult, slight
    informal mud-slinging
    North American informal bad-mouthing
    archaic contumely
    [Antonyms] acclamation, praise
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • they were accused of slandering the head of state
    defame, defame someone's character, blacken someone's name, give someone a bad name, tell lies about, speak ill/evil of, drag through the mud/mire, throw/sling/fling mud at, sully someone's reputation, libel, smear, run a smear campaign against, cast aspersions on, spread scandal about, besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent;
    North American slur
    British informal do a hatchet job on
    rare derogate, asperse, vilipend
    [Antonyms] acclaim, praise
  • Choose the right word

    slander, malign, libel, defame, traduce
    See malign

    Definition of slander in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day cumbersome
    Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
    adjective
    large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…