from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing or implying calumny; slanderous or defamatory.
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- adj. possessing the traits of calumny
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Using calumny; containing or implying calumny; injurious to reputation; slanderous: as, “calumnious knave,” ; “calumnious mis-statements,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
'calumnious' to-day must pass as veracious with triumph another day: gods and men have declared that Sansculottism cannot be.
"The plaintiff's lawyers never had support for their calumnious accusations against the Holy See," he added.
Troubling because his pickings while insulting, also border on the calumnious.
In an article Saturday in L'Avvennire, the official newspaper of the Italian Bishops Conference, Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna said accusations that the pope had failed to respond quickly to sex-abuse allegations were "calumnious."
And this group of heroes, according to Hitchens, was subjected to a "near-unbelievable deluge of abusive and calumnious dreck ...."
One of them, a poet by profession, considered the term "Christian talibans" (the title of the article as it appeared in Italy) calumnious and filed suit against the author before the municipal tribunal of Zagreb.
McCain is ruining his legacy with this calumnious palaver.
And this group of heroes, according to Hitchens, was subjected to a "near-unbelievable deluge of abusive and calumnious dreck...."
By this time, I trust I have sufficiently explained myself to warrant you, as in duty bound, to contradict all calumnious reports against my moral character.
For such men have left no truth free from their calumnious attacks—not the being of God, not His knowledge, not His operations, not those books which follow by a regular and strict sequence from these, and delineate for us the doctrines of piety.