Definitions for calumniatekəˈlʌm niˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•lum•ni•atekəˈlʌm niˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to make false and malicious statements about; slander.

Origin of calumniate:

1545–55; < L calumniātus

ca•lum′ni•a`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

Wiktionary

  1. calumniate(Verb)

    To make hurtful untrue comments about (someone)

  2. Origin: From calumniatus, perfect active participle of calumnior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calumniate(verb)

    to accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel

  2. Calumniate(verb)

    to propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime

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