Definitions

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  • adj. Both untrue and harmful to a reputation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander.
  • adj. Embodying or containing slander; calumnious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Scandalous; ignominious; disgraceful; shameful.
  • Containing slander or defamation; calumnious; defamatory: as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.
  • Given to slander; uttering defamatory words or tales.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

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Examples

  • The Vatican denounced what it called a "slanderous campaign" against the Roman Catholic Church over the actions of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust.

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  • Criticize the stands on issues as you like, but to characterize Jeff in slanderous terms is both patently false and an affront to those who choose to read your blog.

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  • "And what exactly do you call a slanderous letter sent about about Don and anyone else running against Abbott?

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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The president of Ohio State University apologized Friday for comparing the problem of coordinating the school's many divisions to the Polish army, an off-the-cuff remark that a Polish-American group called a "slanderous" display of bigotry and ignorance.

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  • Millcreek political ad causes sparks, called slanderous by opponent.

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  • WikiLeaks row: Putin labels US embassy cables 'slanderous'

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  • Last week, Goldstein filed a countersuit, pointing to Stone's "slanderous" comments from the Coachella stage.

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  • It's precisely this kind of slanderous campaign that you regularly run against anyone who disagrees with you.

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  • I guess when somebody calls your client a prostitute, the "B" word, drug addict, and con-artist, you might want to put a stop to that kind of slanderous commentary.

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