What is another word for slander?

1365 synonyms found


[ slˈandə], [ slˈandə], [ s_l_ˈa_n_d_ə]

Slander is the act of verbally defaming someone by making false and malicious statements about them. There are several synonyms for this word, including libel, defamation, calumny, vilification, and character assassination. Libel refers specifically to written false statements that harm a person's reputation, while defamation can refer to both written and spoken statements. Calumny is the act of making false statements with the intent to harm someone's reputation. Vilification is the act of defaming someone in a public manner. Character assassination is the destruction of someone's reputation through negative portrayal. All of these synonyms are used to describe the harmful act of spreading lies and rumors about someone.

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How to use "Slander" in context?

When somebody speaks ill of another, they are slandering them. Slandering is a form of defamation, which is a deliberate and malicious attack on a person's character. It is illegal in most places, and can be punished by law.

There are a few key things to remember when slandering someone:

1. Slander must be true. If you make up a story about someone, you are likely committing slander.

2. Slander must be spoken maliciously. You cannot simply say something unfavorable about someone without intending to harm their reputation.

3. Slander must be spoken publicly.

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