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- n. A false accusation, or a malicious statement, about someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. False accusation of crime or offense, or a malicious and false representation of the words or actions of another, with a view to injure his good name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of calumniating; calumny.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If we're going by just "overrated" not all the way to "terribly disappointing" I'd like to nominate Lolita, as, even though it's a calumniation of many Nabikov obsessions, it is certainly not his best.
Thou hast grieved over my calumniation, and likewise hast lamented the damage to my good name.
My friend Rafael Sabatini, than whom no man living has dug deeper into Borgia history, explains the calumniation of Lucretia in this fashion: Adultery and promiscuous intercourse were the fashion in Rome at the time of Alexander VI.
It was said that he was spoiled by Pitt, and was consumed by vanity, and was broken by Tory calumniation.
I could not at the time conceive of anything meaner wearing the name of man, of a crime blacker than base ingratitude, of aught more damnable than calumniation of the honored dead; but Massachusetts will have to surrender the pennant of infamy to the South.
To see them filled with ink, if you are not cautious, enemies will succeed in calumniation.
Only bad ends appear: the poisoning, the calumniation, the denial of life, the despising of the body, the degradation and self-contamination of man by the concept of sin -- therefore, its means are also bad.
Bronsart exquisitely accuses our opponents of ill-will, unfairness, and calumniation.
If there are no originals, they will serve very well to commit the notary whose seal is on them, and yourself, upon a well-founded indictment for forgery, wilful calumniation, and a whole list of crimes sufficient to send you to the galleys for life.
The public officials of this favored country, Heaven be thanked, are infrequently slandered: they are, as a rule, so bad that calumniation is a compliment.