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slander

s lan der

  • n  words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  • n  an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  • v  charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

  • Bedford said that the book made insinuations about his character that amounted to slander and he was not going to take it lying down.
  • Are radio's scandalmongers committing libel when they broadcast defamatory remarks from a scriptor is it just slander? Until last week this was a wide-open legal question.
  • The complaint charged them with slander in their coverage in May of Dissident Zviad Gamsakhurdia's purported confession of anti-Soviet activities, even though their dispatches .
Quotes

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Politically Illustrated (blog)
    I would love it so much if the country could excite itself over the big problems ...... rather than to get wrapped up in the first horror, a slander with only one goal, to smear with no basis in reality,said Mr. Sarkozy, responding to what...
  • Francois Fillon in Vancouver Sun
    This is slander, this is a systematic destabilization campaign,Prime Minister Francois Fillon said. "We will not be intimidated by these methods and I want to say that those who are involved in this manhunt, or slanderous accusations,...
  • Nino Burjanadze in Bangkok Post
    Every word about me was malicious slander and I will sue both Imedi television and the authorities,said Burjanadze, who heads the Democratic Movement-United Georgia party.

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