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 for slur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slur \Slur\, n.
     1. A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a
        stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo. "Gaining to
        his name a lasting slur." --South.
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     2. A trick played upon a person; an imposition. [R.]
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     3. (Mus.) A mark, thus [[upslur] or [downslur]], connecting
        notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in
        one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one
        stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.
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     4. In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the
        sinkers successively by passing over them.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slur \Slur\ (sl[^u]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slurred (sl[^u]rd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Slurring (sl[^u]r"r[i^]ng).] [Cf. OE. sloor
     mud, clay, Icel. sl[=o]ra, slo[eth]ra, to trail or drag one's
     self along, D. sleuren, sloren, to train, to drag, to do
     negligently and slovenly, D. sloor, sloerie, a sluttish
     1. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
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     2. To disparage; to traduce. --Tennyson.
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     3. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over
        lightly or with little notice.
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              With periods, points, and tropes, he slurs his
              crimes.                               --Dryden.
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     4. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick. [R.]
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              To slur men of what they fought for.  --Hudibras.
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     5. To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables; to slur
        one's words.
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     6. (Mus.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to
        connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
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     7. (Print.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played
      2: a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to
         female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is
         difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to
         any slur on his virility" [syn: aspersion, slur]
      3: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
         smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]
      v 1: play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most
           beautiful passage in the sonata"
      2: speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your
         comments are slurring your co-workers"
      3: utter indistinctly
      4: become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two
         theories blurred" [syn: blur, dim, slur] [ant:
         focalise, focalize, focus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  182 Moby Thesaurus words for "slur":
     accent, accent mark, affront, asperse, aspersion, attaint,
     bad-mouth, badge of infamy, bar, bar sinister, baton, bedaub,
     befoul, bend sinister, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bespatter,
     bestain, black eye, black mark, blacken, blink, blot, blow upon,
     blur, brand, broad arrow, calumniate, calumny, cancel, cantando,
     carefully ignore, cast aspersions on, cast reflections on, censure,
     champain, character, cold-shoulder, custos, cut a corner,
     cut corners, darken, daub, defame, defile, demilegato, denigrate,
     dip into, direct, dirty, disapprove, discolor, discredit,
     disparage, disparagement, disregard, dodge, dot, examine cursorily,
     execution, expose, expose to infamy, expression, expression mark,
     fermata, fingering, fudge, garble, gibbet, give the once-over,
     glance at, glissando, gloss over, hang in effigy, hold, ignore,
     imputation, innuendo, insinuation, insult, intonation,
     key signature, lead, legato, libel, ligature, lisp, malign, mark,
     mark of Cain, measure, metronomic mark, mezzo staccato, mumble,
     music-making, notation, obloquy, odium, onus, page through,
     parlando, pass over, pass over lightly, pause, performance,
     personal remark, personality, pianism, pillory, pillorying,
     pizzicato, point champain, presa, put-down, reflection, rendering,
     rendition, repercussion, reprimand, reproach, rubato, scamp, scan,
     scorch, sear, segno, sign, signature, singe, skid, skim, skim over,
     skim the surface, skimp, skip over, slam, slander, slidder, slight,
     slip, slip through, slubber, slubber over, slur over,
     sly suggestion, smear, smirch, smoke, smudge, smutch, soil,
     spiccato, spot, staccato, stain, stigma, stigmatism,
     stigmatization, stigmatize, stricture, stutter, suggestion, sully,
     swell, symbol, taint, tarnish, tear down, tempo mark,
     thumb through, tie, time signature, touch, touch upon,
     touch upon lightly, traduce, uncomplimentary remark, vilify,
     vinculum, whispering campaign, zip through

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