Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who slanders; a calumniator; a defamer; one who wrongs another by maliciously uttering something to the injury of his good name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who slanders; a defamer; a calumniator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who slanders or defames the name or reputation of another person.

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

  • noun one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

Etymologies

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to slander + -er

Examples

  • A slanderer is one whose tongue is set on fire of hell; so much, and so directly, do these do the devil's work, that for it the devil's name is given to such.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • That the slanderer was a fellow writer makes it even more heinous.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Smatterings

  • The slanderer was a Mr. Prendergast, who affirmed that Dr. Carey's conduct had changed so much for the worse since the departure of Lord

    Life of William Carey

  • "They can do so," said the Elector -- "they can call the slanderer to account, and you can do so too, Burgsdorf, if it seems necessary to you."

    The Youth of the Great Elector

  • Diogenes used to say, ‘Of all wild beasts, a slanderer is the worst.’

    The Ten Commandments

  • In my case, the slanderer was my mother, and since she was an ‘old woman†™, little could be done to keep her from slandering and libeling me and my husband.

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  • And behold what I would have applied to the tongue of the evil-speaker, had I undertaken to give you a just and natural idea of all the enormity of this vice: I would have said that the tongue of the slanderer is a devouring fire which tarnishes whatever it touches; which exercises its fury on the good grain, equally as on the chaff; on the profane, as on the sacred; which, wherever it passes, leaves only desolation and ruin; digs even into the bowels of the earth, and fixes itself on things the most hidden; turns into vile ashes what only a moment before had appeared to us so precious and brilliant; acts with more violence and danger than ever in the time when it was apparently smothered up and almost extinct; which blackens what it can not consume, and sometimes sparkles and delights before it destroys.

    Of a Malignant Tongue

  • The Greek word διαβουλος literally means "slanderer".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word διαβουλος literally means "slanderer".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The Greek word διαβουλος literally means "slanderer".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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