Definition of Calumniate

1. Verb. Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone. "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"




Definition of Calumniate

1. v. i. To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.

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

Definition of Calumniate

1. Verb. To make hurtful untrue comments about (someone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calumniate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Literary usage of Calumniate

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1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... calumniate, is in obsolescent use in Somerset and Devon (EDD.). See scomber. beseen: in phr. well beseen; ..."

2. The History of Irish Periodical Literature: From the End of the 17th to the by Richard Robert Madden (1867)
"... ness of the empire, calumniate the principles of Orange societies and the conduct of their members." Two years previously the Government was defended in ..."

3. Curran and his contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"In Parliament, he has calumniated me to-night; in the King's courts he would calumniate me to-morrow ; but had he said, or dared to insinuate, ..."

4. Memoirs of Marmontel, Written by Himself: Containing His Literary and by Jean Fran├žois Marmontel (1807)
"... or wrongs of his own creating, calumniate men who treated him so kindly, and would have been happy in his friendship. I have lived with them all their ..."

5. Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah: Written Previous To, and by Elizabeth Hamilton (1811)
"... was incapable of swerving from the rigid dictates of truth; and he would have united with me in reprobating every attempt to calumniate his memory. ..."

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