Synonyms of slander in English:


See definition of slander


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


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


acclamation, praise


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


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


acclaim, praise