Synonyms of slander in English:

slander


See definition of slander

noun

1‘he'd sue me for slander if I made the accusation publicly’

SYNONYMS

defamation, defamation of character, character assassination, misrepresentation of character, calumny, libel

scandalmongering, malicious gossip, muckraking, smear campaigning, disparagement, denigration, derogation, aspersions, vilification, traducement, obloquy, backbiting, scurrility

lie, slur, smear, untruth, false accusation, false report, insult, slight

informal mud-slinging

North American informal bad-mouthing

archaic contumely

ANTONYMS

acclamation, praise


verb

1‘they were accused of slandering the head of state’

SYNONYMS

defame, defame someone's character, blacken someone's name, give someone a bad name, tell lies about, speak evil of, speak ill of, drag through the mire, drag through the mud, fling mud at, sling mud at, throw mud at, sully someone's reputation, libel, smear, run a smear campaign against, cast aspersions on, spread scandal about, besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent

malign, traduce, vilify, calumniate, disparage, denigrate, decry, run down

North American slur

British informal do a hatchet job on

rare derogate, asperse, vilipend

ANTONYMS

acclaim, praise