Definition of slanderous in English:

slanderous

Line breaks: slan¦der|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈslɑːnd(ə)rəs
 
, ˈsland(ə)rəs/

adjective

(Of a spoken statement) false and malicious: slanderous allegations
More example sentences
  • I'm not going to miss the mud-slinging, slanderous, nasty ads on the radio.
  • Posting of slanderous, libelous, abusive or defamatory material is totally prohibited.
  • Prudie only mentions this because to repeat such an accusation, should it be untrue, would be slanderous.
Synonyms
defamatory, denigratory, disparaging, derogatory, libellous, pejorative, false, untrue, lying, misrepresentative, damaging, injurious, scurrilous, scandalous, poisonous, vicious, opprobrious, malicious, abusive, insulting
informal dirty, mud-slinging
rare calumnious, calumniatory, aspersive, aspersory

Derivatives

slanderously

adverb
More example sentences
  • However, some of what are slanderously called ‘illegal settlements’ on the West Bank are really resettlements of areas populated by Jews.
  • Modern apologists slanderously depict the Meccan heathens as fanatics intolerant of Mohammed's innovative cult.
  • You might expect it would have been for slanderously questioning King's integrity.

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