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(of a spoken statement) false and malicious.‘slanderous allegations’
defamatory, denigratory, disparaging, derogatory, libellous, pejorative, false, untrue, lying, misrepresentative, damaging, injurious, scurrilous, scandalous, poisonous, vicious, opprobrious, malicious, abusive, insultingdirty, mud-slingingcalumnious, calumniatory, aspersive, aspersoryView synonyms
- ‘Publicly telling someone that they did not belong in a neighborhood could be a very slanderous insult.’
- ‘Prudie only mentions this because to repeat such an accusation, should it be untrue, would be slanderous.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Posting of slanderous, libelous, abusive or defamatory material is totally prohibited.’
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