slanderous

Both untrue and harmful to a reputation.
See Also: slander

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  • Slanderous — Slan der*ous, a. 1. Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander. Slanderous tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports. [1913 Webster] {Slan der*ous*ly}, adv. {Slan… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slanderous — [slan′dərəs] adj. 〚ME sclaunderous〛 1. characterized by or constituting slander 2. uttering slander * * * See slanderer. * * * …   Universalium

  • slanderous — index calumnious, derogatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slanderous — [slan′dərəs] adj. [ME sclaunderous] 1. characterized by or constituting slander 2. uttering slander …   English World dictionary

  • slanderous — slan|der|ous [ˈsla:ndərəs US ˈslæn ] adj a slanderous statement about someone is not true, and is intended to damage other people s good opinion of them →↑libellous ▪ slanderous remarks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slanderous — [[t]slɑ͟ːndərəs, slæ̱n [/t]] ADJ GRADED A spoken statement that is slanderous is untrue and intended to damage the reputation of the person that it refers to. Herr Kohler wanted an explanation for what he described as slanderous remarks …   English dictionary

  • slanderous — adjective a slanderous statement about someone is untrue, and is intended to damage other people s good opinion of them: slanderous allegations …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • slanderous — adjective slanderous accusations Syn: defamatory, denigratory, disparaging, libelous, pejorative, false, misrepresentative, scurrilous, scandalous, malicious, abusive, insulting; informal mudslinging Ant: complimentary …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • slanderous — slander ► NOUN Law 1) the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person s reputation. Compare with LIBEL(Cf. ↑libelous). 2) a false and malicious spoken statement. ► VERB ▪ make such statements about. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • slanderous — adjective see slander II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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