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slur

noun (n)

  • (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a disparaging remark (noun.communication)
    Synonym: aspersion
    Example:
    It is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility.
    source: wordnet30
  • a blemish made by dirt (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: blot, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, spot
    source: wordnet30
  • A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • play smoothly or legato (verb.creation)
    Example:
    The pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata.
    source: wordnet30
  • speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Your comments are slurring your co-workers.
    source: wordnet30
  • utter indistinctly (verb.communication)
    Synonym: swallow
    source: wordnet30
  • become vague or indistinct (verb.change)
    Synonym: blur, dim
    Antonym: focalise, focalize, focus
    source: wordnet30
  • To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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