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slander

 
Noun slander has 2 senses
  1. slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
    --1 is a kind of
    defamation, calumny, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job; speech act
    --1 has particulars: mud
    Derived form: verb slander1
  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    --2 is a kind of attack
    Derived form: verb slander1
Verb slander has 1 sense
  1. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch - charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
    --1 is one way to charge, accuse
    Derived forms: noun slander2, noun slander1, noun slanderer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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