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  • n. A person who calumniates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who calumniates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who calumniates or slanders; one who falsely and knowingly accuses another of anything of a disgraceful character, or maliciously propagates false accusations or reports.
  • n. Synonyms Slanderer, defamer, backbiter, libeler, detractor, traducer.


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  • "'There is another deity,' continued Har, 'reckoned in the number of the Æsir, whom some call the calumniator of the gods, the contriver of all fraud and mischief, and the disgrace of gods and men.

    Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology

  • Calumniate is to be preferred as the verb, because the perpetrator can then be called a calumniator, which has a zestier flavor than calumnizer and avoids the calumnist/columnist confusion.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • There is another deity who is described as the calumniator of the gods and the contriver of all fraud and mischief.

    The Age of Fable

  • He is called the calumniator of the Gods, the grand contriver of deceits and frauds, the reproach of Gods and men, and the archite6t of guilt.

    Icelandic poetry

  • Would you believe I once saw the word "calumniator" in a blog thread? Blog

  • I am willing to admit with that calumniator, his ambition was disappointed.

    Letter 389

  • But then the calumniator may still say he gave my brother such letter.

    Letter 389

  • “Die in thy falsehood, accursed slave!” said the Prince; and, drawing his sword, he would have pierced his calumniator, had not the

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The calumniator he detested more than the robber or the thief, in proportion as the loss of friends is greater than the loss of money. 119


  • A calumniator, a persecutor, and an impostor — avaricious, sanguinary, and seditious, he was detested by every party and at last the people cudgelled him to death.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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  • That fiend of hell, the vile calumniator, who fattens upon murdered reputation, dares not pollute a lodge with his presence.

    - Alfred Creigh, Masonry and Anti Masonry , page 51.

    October 31, 2008

  • Why should such baleful passions any more take possession of your breast? rejoined Scipio. Do not so much play the calumniator on your own virtue.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 11 ch. 1

    October 10, 2008