from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of calumniate.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I pity the man, and believe he has no malice against Paul, nor does he think as he speaks in calumniating him, any more than he did in courting Felix; but, a I cannot but be sorry that a man of wit and sense should have such a saleable tongue (as one calls it), so I cannot but be angry at those dignified men that had such malicious hearts as to put such words into his mouth.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Polk replied “in a stern manner” that Buchanan would have to judge his own behavior but “it presented a very singular appearance that a member of my Cabinet should be holding familiar intercourse with an unprincipled newspaper letter-writer who was in the daily habit of calumniating and abusing me.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • For as little as fifty grand p.a. I will pen a vicious weekly column calumniating whomever and whatever I please for the hell of it.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • I am not slandering nor calumniating; I have not attacked anyone's character nor reputation.

    The Society of Scholastics -- online courses about to start

  • Still, I suppose those who aren't bothered about calumniating others, grave occasions of sin etc.etc. won't be too bothered.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Did they know that while he was calumniating against Jewish youth, he was encouraging neo-Nazis to get organized, and to become dangerous?

    Ezra Levant: May 2008 Archives

  • Epistles of this apostle, than to weaken our piety by calumniating the times and persons for which they were written.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Some time afterwards the palace of Galerius was burned down; he accused the Christians, and they accused Galerius of having himself set fire to it, in order to get a pretext for calumniating them.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Is it not enough for us that we are persuaded of the falseness of his sect, and invincibly convinced by faith of the truth of our own, without losing our time in calumniating the Mahometans, who have established themselves from Mount Caucasus to Mount Atlas, and from the confines of Epirus to the extremities of India?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • “That you may not suspect me of calumniating a man whom you think worthy of you, I will make Florine herself return you those letters.”

    A Daughter of Eve


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.