Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Slanderer, defamer, backbiter, libeler, detractor, traducer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who calumniates.

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  • noun A person who calumniates.

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Examples

  • "'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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?

    problemchildbride.com Blog

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

    Letter 389

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  • 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

  • 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