What is another word for slur?

1460 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ slˈɜː], [ slˈɜː], [ s_l_ˈɜː]

The word "slur" refers to a derogatory or offensive remark or insinuation directed towards someone or a group of people. There are several synonyms for the word "slur" that embody similar meanings, such as insult, slight, smear, stain, and defamation. Slurs usually target someone's race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or any other distinctive characteristic. They are often used to marginalize and discriminate against people or spread hateful ideologies. It is important to be aware of these synonyms and their negative connotations so that we can actively combat hate speech and promote inclusion and acceptance.

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What are the hypernyms for Slur?

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  • hypernyms for slur (as nouns)

    • communication
      tie.
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What are the opposite words for slur?

Antonyms for the word "slur" include praise, commendation, compliments, acclaim, and approbation. These words all have positive connotations and denote the opposite of the negative meaning of "slur," which refers to a disparaging or insulting remark, often aimed at a person's reputation or character. Using these antonyms in place of "slur" can help to create a more positive and uplifting tone in communication, whether it be in writing or spoken language. It is important to choose our words carefully, as they can have a significant impact on the way we are perceived by others and can reflect our own attitudes and values.

Usage examples for Slur

He motioned me to withdraw, but I could not bear to go till he had withdrawn the slur he had cast on me in the word coward.
"That Boy Of Norcott's"
Charles James Lever
I need hardly say that he quits it without stain or slur, of any sort or kind, upon his character; and that he does so with the heartfelt sympathy of one, at all events, of his colleagues upon the bench.
"Peccavi"
E. W. Hornung
Jeanne chose to interpret his words as a slur on her beloved country.
"Superwomen"
Albert Payson Terhune

Famous quotes with Slur

  • When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
    Marguerite Duras
  • When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
    Marguerite Duras
  • I may just add, that in addition to the hand-guns, I meet with other instruments of like kind mentioned in the reign of Elizabeth, namely, demy hags, or hag butts. They shot with these engines not only at butts and other dead marks, but also at birds and beasts, using sometimes bullets and sometimes half shots; but in the beginning of the seventeenth century the word artillery was used in a much more extensive sense, and comprehended long-bows, cross-bows, slur-bows, and stone-bows; also scorpions, rams, and catapults, which, the writer tells us, were formerly used; he then names the fire-arms as follows, cannons, basilisks, culverins, jakers, faulcons, minions, fowlers, chambers, harguebusses, calivers, petronils, pistols, and dags. "This," says he, "is the artillerie which is nowe in the most estimation, and they are divided into great ordinance, and into shot or guns," which proves that the use of fire-arms had then in great measure superseded the practice of archery.
    Joseph Strutt
  • a purely literal interpretation of the impassioned protestations of affection for a "lovely boy", which course through the sonnets, casts a slur on the dignity of the poet's name which scarcely bears discussion
    Sidney Lee

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