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slander

(slăn′dĕr) [LL. scandalum, cause of offense]
Defaming the character of another through injurious speech. To qualify legally for slander, speech must intentionally impugn the reputation of another and be both malicious and demonstrably false.
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"Every other day, we hear different slanderous words directed against GE-len.
"The office has followed with great concern the slanderous campaign orchestrated against the house of representatives, as an institution that embodies, alongside other constitutional institutions of the Kingdom, the choice of the Moroccan nation that should not be used, in any way, to achieve narrow aims," said a statement issued by the office following a meeting that examined statements made by the head of the parliamentary group of the Justice and Development Party (PJD).
In actual fact Billy's comments were quite slanderous.
People who call themselves conservative democrats tell lies and make slanderous remarks to advance politically.
China on Saturday staunchly rejected Japan's renewed call to withdraw the declaration of a new air defense zone, calling it "slanderous".
Prosecutors charged the defendant with cursing and dishonouring the claimant, A.R., on Facebook by posting slanderous comments under his pictures.
Kennedy rubbished the reports and dubbed them as "untrue and slanderous".
This website contains potentially slanderous comments about members of ESSA.
He should be grateful that he lives in a modern democracy where there is freedom of press and speech, otherwise the net result of his slanderous letter would have been a one-way journey to the Tower of London.
Kerr described meeting the three former members again as 'lovely' adding: 'I enjoyed every minute, including the slanderous banter that we were all subjected to.
Bell, speaking with obvious restraint and circumspection in the aftermath of the atrocity perpetrated by a hitherto wholly reliable and respectable polling organisation, described the survey, which contained the quite extraordinary claim that 17 per cent of those punters questioned agreed strongly with the suggestion that bookmakers were honest, as "scandalous, extremely slanderous, unbelievably slanderous and outrageous".
Responding to a question pertaining to a little support she got from the industry after speaking up against alleged sexual harassment, she said that the silence has been hurtful and she doesnt expect from people to speak in her favour as it requires a lot of courage.Responding to another question pertaining to hate campaign against her on the social media, she said, the slanderous campaign against me has set back the progress of women speaking up and speaking out by hundreds of years.