• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slanderousness the state or quality of being slanderous
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  • H. L. Mencken
    “The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.”
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.”
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    “In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.”
  • St. Bernard
    St. Bernard
    “Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “A generous confession disarms slander.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esclandre—L. scandalum—Gr. skandalon.


In literature:

Nobody is so much slandered as He.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
The penalty for slander was tearing out of the tongue.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
He took the best way to confound both those who counterfeited him and those slandered him.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
He slandered your mother.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
His slanders grew more and more venomous until they brought on him a punishment which nearly cost him his life.
"Love Romances of the Aristocracy" by Thornton Hall
The third tongue (i.e., slander) hurts three parties: the slanderer himself, the receiver of slander, and the person slandered.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
On the brink of death he slandered?
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Coward, call him a slanderous, 521. never on himself relies, 428.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
The slander that republics and communities are ungrateful is hurled in the faces of the base caitiffs who have given it currency.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
Vexed by his indifference, she tried slander in order to bring about his ruin.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner

In poetry:

Slander and fear on every side
Seized and beset me round
I to the throne of grace applied,
And speedy rescue found.
"Psalm 31 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The Lord shall on my side engage,
And, in my Savior's name,
I shall defeat their pride and rage
Who slander and condemn.
"Psalm 109" by Isaac Watts
When in the form of mortal man
Thy Son on earth was found,
With cruel slanders, false and vain,
They compassed him around.
"Psalm 109" by Isaac Watts
"A dangerous man," said Caiaphas,
"An ignorant demagogue, alas!
Friend of low women, it is he
Slanders the upright Pharisee."
"Comrade Jesus" by Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
If we must say, 'No more his peer
Cometh; the flag is furled.'
Stand not too near him, lest he hear
That slander on the world.
"To Them That Mourn" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
That child, which till his fatal dream
Was from base slander bred;
The happy sire, with joy extreme,
Had fondled, blest, and fed.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley

In news:

Gone are the sharp-toothed campaign ads and the slanderous whispers.
Slander is defined as a false statement made in a transitory form, most often in speech.
And so, I fear that over the course of the campaigning of the coming weeks, the slandering that has become a hallmark of the political process in the 21st century will continue unabated.
In their lawsuit, Davis and Lang claimed Boeheim slandered them Nov 17, the night they publicly accused Fine of being a molester.
Acula likes to party, and that's exactly what the Long Island group does on their recent album, Slander , where it mixes metal, hardcore, grindcore, and death metal.
Casino mogul Wynn seeks $12M from 'Girls Gone Wild' founder for slander over threat claim.
Slander from the Left.
NY Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn't Slander .
Knox's murder conviction, nor her conviction for slander , was overturned in October.
49ers' Braylon Edwards sues restaurant for slander .
It is slander , scandalous, unfair to Miss Betts and unfair to me.
The move comes after lawyers for Francis argued that O'Donnell erred when she allowed jurors to consider allegations that Francis slandered Wynn in comments made to TV's "Good Morning America" on the eve of trial.
In what kind of warped world is presenting the facts of an elected officials voting record slanderous .
In this Troubleshooters report, we're taking a look at slander and libel, and how the internet is making it easier to attack people's reputations.
TRF Alleges Libel, Slander in Mellon Lawsuit.