slanderous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj slanderous (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slanderous Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.
    • Slanderous Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander. "Slanderous tongue."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slanderous Scandalous; ignominious; disgraceful; shameful.
    • slanderous Containing slander or defamation; calumnious; defamatory: as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.
    • slanderous Given to slander; uttering defamatory words or tales.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Slanderous given to, or containing, slander: calumnious
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “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
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    “A generous confession disarms slander.”
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
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    “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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

BULL, slander by some enemy.
"Tea-Cup Reading, and the Art of Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves" by 'A Highland Seer'
Hence, evil insinuations, detraction, slander, etc.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
No wonder, then, that Hanz had to bear his share of that slander which one-half the world puts on the other.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
But the death of one slander seemed to be the birth of two or three fresh ones.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Doan you know dat de Lawd frown on slander?
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
Was it likely that such would let even a slander sleep?
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
I sued them for slander, and a more just and upright case or grievance for bringing suit could never be found.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
The gentleman you have slandered to win my favor is as dear to me as you are repulsive.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
Perhaps that was one reason why, until this night, so many maids and mothers among the sergeants' families envied and slandered her.
"Lanier of the Cavalry" by Charles King
She at last read the slanderous article herself.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
And now I am in a train of thought higher and more serene than any which slanders can disturb.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
I could feel behind me the breathing of the lips of slander, and it literally seemed to scorch me.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Ay, have I not been sadly slandered?
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
Thy slanderous tongue proclaims thy evil mind, Yet in thy speech one word of truth we find.
"The Birth of the War-God" by Kalidasa
Slander and calumny can go abroad without a dread of consequences.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
She has tortured you and traduced me by her poisonous slander.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
Some one, no slanderer, says that I speak with my eyes.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
I expect you to prevent my being prejudiced by that slanderer.
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Did he slander me to you as he has slandered you to me?
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
It's a mistake or an infernal slander.
"The Professor's Mystery" by Wells Hastings
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In poetry:

From slander also I must keep my tongue,
From falsehoods, and untruths of ev'ry kind,
And never talk of any to their wrong,
Like infidels, who no religion mind:
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
He sleeps in peace! Death's cold eclipse
His radiant eyes hath shrouded o'er,
And slander's poison, from the lips
Of woman, on his heart no more
Distils, and burns it to its core.
"A Sister's Thoughts Over A Brother's Grave" by John Pierpont
'If I should cry that in this shrine lie hid
Stories that Satan from his mouth would spew;
Wild tales that men in hell tell hoarsely--speak!
Saint and Deliverer! Should I slander you?'
"A Man And His Image" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Like the blueflies buzzing round,
And on the fences lighting,
Are the sons of slander found,
Who never cease their biting.
O thou happy, courteous king,
To the winds their slanders fling.
"Against Listening To Slanderers" by Confucius
Clever you are with changeful schemes!
How else could all your evil dreams
And slanders work their way?
Men now believe you; by and by,
The truth found out, each vicious lie
Will ill for ill repay.
"A Eunuch Complains Of His Fate" by Confucius
Thus, SLANDER turns against its maker;
And if this little Story reaches
A SPINSTER, who her PARROT teaches,
Let her a better task pursue,
And here, the certain VENGEANCE view
Which surely will, in TIME, O'ERTAKE HER.
"Deborah's Parrot, a Village Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

A lesbian mom in New Jersey is planning a protest against a bed and breakfast after its owners made slanderous claims about LGBT people on Facebook.
Without defamation , there is no longer slander, the court ruled unanimously.
Apache County treasurer calls allegations ' slanderous '.
Slanderous Web Site Catering to Teens Is Shut Down.
' Slanderous ' letter questioned Give me a break.
Paul Hastings partner Allan Bloom of slander and assault following a contentious 2011 deposition that ended with Okoli slapping Bloom for accidentally spitting in his face.
Slander Suit Says Paul Hastings Lawyer's Spittle Spurred Slap.
President Obama's UN speech, in which he defended Islam from those who wish to "slander" it.
Jury awards casino mogul $20M in slander case.
In siding with Wynn, the jury determined that there was clear and convincing evidence that Francis slandered the casino mogul and knew his allegations were false when he made them.
SEATTLE (AP) – Amanda Knox's Italian lawyer has filed an appeal of her slander conviction in Italy, a Knox family spokesman in Seattle said Monday.
The Audacity of Slander .
Slander becomes sign of spring.
Bobby Davis and Michael Lang filed their suit in New York City, claiming Boeheim slandered them by saying they were out for money after their allegations of abuse by former assistant coach Bernie Fine surfaced in November.
Hearing set in slander suit v. Sign out Welcome.
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