Meaning of SLANDER in English

— slanderer , n. — slanderingly , adv. — slanderous , adj. — slanderously , adv. — slanderousness , n.

/slan"deuhr/ , n.

1. defamation; calumny: rumors full of slander.

2. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name.

3. Law. defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.


4. to utter slander against; defame.


5. to utter or circulate slander.

[ 1250-1300; (n.) ME s ( c ) laundre esclaundre, OF esclandre, alter. of escandle scandalum cause of offense, snare (see SCANDAL); (v.) ME s ( c ) laundren to cause to lapse morally, bring to disgrace, discredit, defame esclandrer, deriv. of esclandre ]

Syn. 4. malign, vilify, revile.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .