1 dip, trough, depreciation, decline, downturn, downslide, recession, depression, falling-off, fall-off, fall, drop, plunge, descent, crash, collapse, failure; nosedive, tailspin:
A slump in the housing market was one of the early signs of the impending recession. The market went into a slump this morning from which it barely recovered before closing.
2 decline, slip, recede, fall (off), drop, plunge, descend, sink, crash, collapse, dive, plummet, take or go into a nosedive or tailspin:
Prices on the stock market slumped following announcement of a rise in interest rates
1 smear, insult, calumny, aspersion, affront, stigma, stain, blot, spot, (black) mark, discredit, insinuation, innuendo, imputation, slander, libel, slight, Colloq put-down:
She resents any slur on her husband's character.
2 mumble, misarticulate, garble, stutter, lisp:
Some people nowadays slur their speech so badly that one can hardly understand them
3 slur over. gloss over, pass over, disregard, give short shrift to, ignore:
The eulogies at the memorial service slurred over his faults and focused on his accomplishments.