Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: slander
Function: noun
Text: the making of false statements that damage another's reputation <unhappy that she hadn't won, the girl resorted to slander and claimed that the winner's science project had actually been done by his father>
Synonyms aspersing, blackening, defamation, defaming, libel, libeling, maligning, smearing, traducing, vilification, vilifying
Related Words aspersion, innuendo, smear; backbiting, detraction; abuse, invective, vituperation; attack, criticism, censure, denunciation; contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, disparagement; cattiness, despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness
Near Antonyms acclaim, accolade, applause, commendation, praise; esteem, honor, respect; adulation, flattery; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship