from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

  • adjective of something said Both untrue and harmful to a reputation.

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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