What Is Their Main Difference?
Both refer to how we judge someone and what we say behind their backs. However, 'gossip' is not something serious and it is just spreading some information about someone, but 'slander' is used when someone intentionally wants to ruin another person's reputation.
We mainly use 'slander' when someone starts spreading information about someone in order to ruin his/her career, status, and reputation. Look at the examples below:
Did you hear the
If you hear someone
'Slander', however, is used when someone tries to spread the kind of information about another person that can seriously damage someone's reputation. Take a look at the following examples:
Dwayne has accused me of cheating on him with several other guys.
This is an example of 'slander'.
Ursula has told the boss that I'm not qualified enough for this position anymore. How dare she!
Here, that person has done something slanderous to another woman's profession.
Both refer to how we judge someone and talk behind their backs. Look at the examples:
I never thought you would sue me for
Are They Interchangeable?
Although they are used in a similar context, they are different in that 'slander' can hurt someone's reputation, whereas, 'gossip' cannot. Compare:
✓ Have you heard the
X Have you heard the
Here, this is a gossip but it is not a sander because it cannot ruin that person's reputation.
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