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Noun
A scornful or hurtful expression (or act)
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“Formerly considered an offensive slur, the colorful term has now been embraced by much of the community.”
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An insinuation or allegation about someone that is likely to insult them or damage their reputation
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“The deputy director opened his mouth to refute this slur on his department, but the Chief of Police did not give him a chance to air his views.”
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An imperfection, fault, or bad name associated with someone or something
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“You were involved in the arrangement that has left a permanent slur on my good name.”
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The state of being reprobated
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A derogatory hint or reference to a person or thing
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A joke, typically a critical or unkind one
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Verb
To make insulting or damaging allegations or insinuations about
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“I will only say that I was not trying to slur the integrity of the committee on Agriculture.”
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To mumble or speak words inarticulately
“When he became weak or exhausted, he would, as we say, slur his speech.”
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To run words together while speaking
“Gloria was trying not to slur her syllables too much, and the effect was quite comical as she adopted what was close to being a lisp.”
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To complain or grumble, typically quietly or discretely
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