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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 slan·der /ˈslændɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slan·der n.
 1. A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.
    Whether we speak evil of a man to his face or behind his back; the former way, indeed, seems to be the most generous, but yet is a great fault, and that which we call =\“reviling;” the latter is more mean and base, and that which we properly call slander, or “Backbiting.”\=   --Tillotson.
 [We] make the careful magistrate
 The mark of slander.   --B. Jonson.
 2. Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.
    Thou slander of thy mother's heavy womb.   --Shak.
 3. Law Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slan·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slandered p. pr. & vb. n. Slandering.]
 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.
    O, do not slander him, for he is kind.   --Shak.
 2. To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.
 Tax not so bad a voice
 To slander music any more than once.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To asperse; defame; calumniate; vilify; malign; belie; scandalize; reproach. See Asperse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
      2: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name [syn:
          aspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration]
      v : charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good
          name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have
          defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my
          reputation" [syn: defame, smirch, asperse, denigrate,
           calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch]