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  • 21calumniate — v.tr. slander. Derivatives: calumniation n. calumniator n. calumniatory adj. Etymology: L calumniari …

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  • 22Calumniated — Calumniate Ca*lum ni*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calumniated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {calumniating}.] [L. calumniatus, p. p. of calumniari. See {Calumny}, and cf. {Challenge}, v. t.] To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of… …

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  • 23calumniating — Calumniate Ca*lum ni*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calumniated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {calumniating}.] [L. calumniatus, p. p. of calumniari. See {Calumny}, and cf. {Challenge}, v. t.] To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of… …

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  • 24Syn — Calumniate Ca*lum ni*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calumniated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {calumniating}.] [L. calumniatus, p. p. of calumniari. See {Calumny}, and cf. {Challenge}, v. t.] To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of… …

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  • 25calumniator — calumniate ► VERB formal ▪ make false and defamatory statements about. DERIVATIVES calumniator noun …

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  • 26Asperse — As*perse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspersed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspersing}.] [L. aspersus, p. p. of aspergere to scatter, sprinkle; ad + spargere to strew. See {Sparse}.] 1. To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything, or to besprinkle… …

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  • 27Aspersed — Asperse As*perse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspersed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspersing}.] [L. aspersus, p. p. of aspergere to scatter, sprinkle; ad + spargere to strew. See {Sparse}.] 1. To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything, or to… …

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  • 28Aspersing — Asperse As*perse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspersed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspersing}.] [L. aspersus, p. p. of aspergere to scatter, sprinkle; ad + spargere to strew. See {Sparse}.] 1. To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything, or to… …

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  • 29traduce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. slander, calumniate, vilify, defame, asperse, malign, disparage. See detraction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. defame, libel, vilify, betray; see slander . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. vilify, defame,… …

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  • 30vilify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. vilipend, revile, calumniate, traduce, slander, libel, defame, decry, belittle, slur. See detraction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. defame, revile, denounce; see censure , slander . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 31malign — 1. adjective a malign influence Syn: harmful, evil, bad, baleful, hostile, inimical, destructive, malignant, injurious; literary malefic, maleficent Ant: beneficial 2. verb he maligned an innocent man Syn …

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  • 32malign# — malign adj 1 malignant, *malicious, malevolent, spiteful Analogous words: inimical, hostile, rancorous, antipathetic, antagonistic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): venomous, virulent, *poisonous, toxic Antonyms: benign Contrasted words:… …

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  • 33Defame — De*fame , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defaming}.] [OE. defamen, diffamen, from F. diffamer, or OF. perh. defamer, fr. L. diffamare (cf. defamatus infamous); dis (in this word confused with de) + fama a report. See {Fame}.] 1.… …

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  • 34Defamed — Defame De*fame , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defaming}.] [OE. defamen, diffamen, from F. diffamer, or OF. perh. defamer, fr. L. diffamare (cf. defamatus infamous); dis (in this word confused with de) + fama a report. See… …

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  • 35Defaming — Defame De*fame , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defaming}.] [OE. defamen, diffamen, from F. diffamer, or OF. perh. defamer, fr. L. diffamare (cf. defamatus infamous); dis (in this word confused with de) + fama a report. See… …

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  • 36Slander — Slan der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slandering}.] 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate. [1913… …

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  • 37Slandered — Slander Slan der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slandering}.] 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate …

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  • 38Slandering — Slander Slan der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slandering}.] 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate …

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  • 39Traduce — Tra*duce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traduced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traducing}.] [L. traducere, traductum, to lead across, lead along, exhibit as a spectacle, disgrace, transfer, derive; trans across, over + ducere to lead: cf. F. traduire to transfer,… …

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  • 40Traduced — Traduce Tra*duce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Traduced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Traducing}.] [L. traducere, traductum, to lead across, lead along, exhibit as a spectacle, disgrace, transfer, derive; trans across, over + ducere to lead: cf. F. traduire to… …

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