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Synonyms for slander

Synonyms for slander

Synonyms for slander

words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

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This is an altogether impressive book--original in its claims about the intersections among slander, gender, equity, and Renaissance drama; persuasive in its detailed arguments about slander as a linguistic, rhetorical, and juridical phenomenon; generous and yet exacting in its relation to previous scholarship (including Joel Altman's argument about Renaissance dramatic appropriations of "rhetorical instruments of deliberation like the controversia, the suasoria and the argumentum in utramque partem" [6], Lorna Hutson's assessment of equity, and John Hamilton Baker's and Ian Maclean's underestimation of the impact of humanism on the law); and enormously compelling in its analyses of the slander triangle, and in particular the slandered heroine, in Renaissance drama.
12) While Gaunt could lay claim to being slandered and thereby legally defend his good fame and repute, he could neither revise nor control public opinion, which persisted in besmirching his reputation.
A jury of five men and seven women found that none of the three staff who accused Jo-Ann Bowen-Griffith of swapping a pounds 12 price tag on a betulia plant for a pounds 1 tag had slandered her.
Mariana's and Isabella's slandered reputations are material out of which, late in the play, Vincentio patches a "just" punishment/marriage for Angelo, not to mention one for Isabella and himself.
He claimed he was slandered by Nero during a combative pre-election talk show.
Anwar filed the suit against Mahathir in January this year, claiming the premier had slandered him at a news conference last September with remarks accusing him of homosexual acts, which are illegal in Malaysia.
Food Lion and its employees were also slandered last November during sweeps week by "Prime Time Live" through a similar misrepresentation of the facts.
The petition states, "The name of Jesus Christ should not be mocked, nor should those who love Him be slandered for their beliefs.
The German text declares: God's own name, the slandered Shem HaM' phoras, which the Jews before the Christians kept almost ineffably holy, perished in six million Jews under the sign of a cross.