Definition of slanderous in English:



  • (of a spoken statement) false and malicious.

    ‘slanderous allegations’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm not going to miss the mud-slinging, slanderous, nasty ads on the radio.’
    • ‘Publicly telling someone that they did not belong in a neighborhood could be a very slanderous insult.’
    • ‘He began to make slanderous attacks and false accusations against those who questioned his stories.’
    defamatory, denigratory, disparaging, derogatory, libellous, pejorative, false, untrue, lying, misrepresentative, damaging, injurious, scurrilous, scandalous, poisonous, vicious, opprobrious, malicious, abusive, insulting
    dirty, mud-slinging
    calumnious, calumniatory, aspersive, aspersory
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