1. [syn: defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slanderer \Slan"der*er\, n.
One who slanders; a defamer; a calumniator. --Jer. Taylor.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or
libel [syn: defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier,
libeler, backbiter, traducer]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "slanderer":
Thersites, backbiter, belittler, calumniator, caustic critic,
cynic, debunker, decrier, defamer, deflater, depreciator,
derogator, detractor, disparager, hatchet man, knocker, libeler,
muckraker, mudslinger, railer, social critic, traducer
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SLANDERER. A calumniator, who maliciously and without reason imputes a crime
or fault to another, of which he is innocent.
2. For this offence, when the slander is merely verbal, the remedy is
an action on the case for damages; when it is reduced to writing or
printing, it is a libel. (q.v.)