Definition of Slanderous

1. Adjective. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.




Definition of Slanderous

1. a. Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander.

Definition of Slanderous

1. Adjective. (context: of something said) Both untrue and harmful to a reputation. ¹

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Definition of Slanderous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slanderous

slamfire
slamfires
slammed
slammer
slammerkin
slammers
slamming
slammingly
slammings
slams
slander
slandered
slanderer
slanderers
slandering
slanderous (current term)
slanderously
slanderousness
slanders
slandre
slane
slanes
slang
slang-whanger
slang-whangers
slanged
slanger
slangers
slangier
slangiest

Literary usage of Slanderous

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1. Institutes of Common and Statute Law by John Barbee Minor (1878)
"The doctrine at common law, touching slanderous Words. ... slanderous Words actionable per se. Here also the division is that already indicated, that is, ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1898)
"It is well settled that an action cannot be maintained against two or more persons jointly for uttering and publishing slanderous words,1 because the words ..."

3. A Manual of Common Law: Comprising the Fundamental Principles and the Points by Josiah William Smith (1864)
"But the original utterer of slanderous words is not responsible in damages for the ... slanderous. A person will be responsible for a slander- imputation ..."

4. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"Seventhly, all other actions on the case, except actions for slanderous words and for libels. 105.—§ 2. All actions for assault and battery, and for false ..."

5. Autobiography of Thaddeus Lewis, a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal by Thaddeus Lewis (1865)
"... of circulating slanderous reports against any one, and that it is righteous thing to hold every person innocent until they are proved guilty. ..."

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