Slander

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.
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O, do not slander him, for he is kind.
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2. To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.
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Tax not so bad a voice
To slander music any more than once.
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Syn. -- To asperse; defame; calumniate; vilify; malign; belie; scandalize; reproach. See Asperse.
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