Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or implying calumny; slanderous or defamatory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Using calumny; containing or implying calumny; injurious to reputation; slanderous: as, “calumnious knave,” ; “calumnious mis-statements,”

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

  • adjective Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective possessing the traits of calumny

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

Etymologies

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From Late Latin calumniōsus.

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