slander - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈslɑːndə(r)/
singularslander
pluralslanders
  1. 1
    [uncountable] legal the crime of saying something about someone that is not true and is likely to damage their reputation
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something bad that you say about someone that is not true and may damage their reputation

    What you said about Barbara is cruel and vicious slander.