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Synonyms of slander in English:


  • 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

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  • 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
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    slander, malign, libel, defame, traduce
    See malign
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