Definition of slanderous in US English:

slanderous

adjective

  • (of a spoken statement) false and malicious.

    ‘slanderous allegations’
    • ‘Posting of slanderous, libelous, abusive or defamatory material is totally prohibited.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm not going to miss the mud-slinging, slanderous, nasty ads on the radio.’
    • ‘Prudie only mentions this because to repeat such an accusation, should it be untrue, would be slanderous.’
    defamatory, denigratory, disparaging, derogatory, libellous, pejorative, false, untrue, lying, misrepresentative, damaging, injurious, scurrilous, scandalous, poisonous, vicious, opprobrious, malicious, abusive, insulting
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Pronunciation

slanderous

/ˈslændərəs//ˈslandərəs/