calumnious

  • 1 Calumnious — Ca*lum ni*ous, a. [L. calumniosus.] Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports. [1913 Webster] Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. Shak. Syn: . Slanderous;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 calumnious — I adjective abusive, blackening, calumniatory, castigatory, caustic, censorious, comminatory, compromising, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, criminatory, criminosus, damaging, damnatory, decrying, defamatory, denigratory, denunciatory,… …

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  • 3 calumnious — (adj.) late 15c., from L. calumniosus, from calumnia (see CALUMNY (Cf. calumny)). Related: Calumniously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 calumnious — [kə lum′nē əs] adj. [L calumniosus, full of tricks, swindling] full of calumnies; slanderous calumniously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 calumnious — calumny ► NOUN (pl. calumnies) ▪ the making of false and defamatory statements about someone. ► VERB (calumnies, calumnied) formal ▪ calumniate. DERIVATIVES calumnious adjective. ORIGIN Latin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 calumnious — adjective see calumny …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 calumnious — calumniously, adv. /keuh lum nee euhs/, adj. of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory. Also, calumniatory /keuh lum nee euh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1480 90; < L calumniosus full of tricks or artifices, equiv. to calumni(a) CALUMNY +… …

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  • 8 calumnious — adjective possessing the traits of calumny …

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  • 9 calumnious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Damaging to the reputation: defamatory, detractive, injurious, invidious, scandalous, slanderous. Law: libelous. See ATTACK, CRIMES, LAW …

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  • 10 calumnious — ca lum·ni·ous || ɪəs adj. slanderous …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 calumnious — a. Slanderous, abusive, defamatory, contumelious, opprobrious, vituperative, scurrilous, insulting …

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  • 12 calumnious — ca·lum·ni·ous …

    English syllables

  • 13 calumnious — ca•lum•ni•ous [[t]kəˈlʌm ni əs[/t]] also ca•lum•ni•a•to•ry [[t]kəˈlʌm ni əˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory • Etymology: 1480–90; < L ca•lum′ni•ous•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 calumnious — /kəˈlʌmniəs/ (say kuh lumneeuhs) adjective of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory. Also, calumniatory /kəˈlʌmniətəri/ (say kuh lumneeuhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree). –calumniously, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 calumnious — adjective (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign • Syn: ↑calumniatory, ↑defamatory, ↑denigrative, ↑denigrating, ↑denigratory, ↑libellous, ↑libelous, ↑slanderous …

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  • 16 Calumniously — Calumnious Ca*lum ni*ous, a. [L. calumniosus.] Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports. [1913 Webster] Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. Shak. Syn: . Slanderous; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 Calumniousness — Calumnious Ca*lum ni*ous, a. [L. calumniosus.] Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports. [1913 Webster] Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. Shak. Syn: . Slanderous; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 defamatory — Calumnious; containing defamation; injurious to reputation; libelous; slanderous. See defamation @ defamatory libel Written, permanent form of defamation as contrasted with slander which is oral defamation. See libel @ defamatory per quod… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 defamatory — Calumnious; containing defamation; injurious to reputation; libelous; slanderous. See defamation @ defamatory libel Written, permanent form of defamation as contrasted with slander which is oral defamation. See libel @ defamatory per quod… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 Boniface VIII —     Pope Boniface VIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Boniface VIII     (BENEDETTO GAETANO)     Born at Anagni about 1235; died at Rome, 11 October, 1303. He was the son of Loffred, a descendant of a noble family originally Spanish, but long… …

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