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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


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  • 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.

    Overrated novels

  • Thou hast grieved over my calumniation, and likewise hast lamented the damage to my good name.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • 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.

    She Stands Accused

  • It was said that he was spoiled by Pitt, and was consumed by vanity, and was broken by Tory calumniation.

    Drake Nelson and Napoleon

  • 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.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • To see them filled with ink, if you are not cautious, enemies will succeed in calumniation.

    What's in a Dream: A Scientific and Practical Interpretation of Dreams

  • 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.

    The Antichrist

  • 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.

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909


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