calumniate

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ca·lum·ni·ate

 (kə-lŭm′nē-āt′)
tr.v. ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing, ca·lum·ni·ates
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about. See Synonyms at malign.

[Latin calumniārī, calumniāt-, from calumnia, calumny; see calumny.]

ca·lum′ni·a′tion n.
ca·lum′ni·a′tor n.

calumniate

(kəˈlʌmnɪˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to slander
caˈlumniable adj
caˌlumniˈation n
caˈlumniˌator n

ca•lum•ni•ate

(kəˈlʌm niˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
[1545–55; < Latin calumniātus]
ca•lum`ni•a′tion, n.
ca•lum′ni•a`tor, n.

calumniate


Past participle: calumniated
Gerund: calumniating

Imperative
calumniate
calumniate
Present
I calumniate
you calumniate
he/she/it calumniates
we calumniate
you calumniate
they calumniate
Preterite
I calumniated
you calumniated
he/she/it calumniated
we calumniated
you calumniated
they calumniated
Present Continuous
I am calumniating
you are calumniating
he/she/it is calumniating
we are calumniating
you are calumniating
they are calumniating
Present Perfect
I have calumniated
you have calumniated
he/she/it has calumniated
we have calumniated
you have calumniated
they have calumniated
Past Continuous
I was calumniating
you were calumniating
he/she/it was calumniating
we were calumniating
you were calumniating
they were calumniating
Past Perfect
I had calumniated
you had calumniated
he/she/it had calumniated
we had calumniated
you had calumniated
they had calumniated
Future
I will calumniate
you will calumniate
he/she/it will calumniate
we will calumniate
you will calumniate
they will calumniate
Future Perfect
I will have calumniated
you will have calumniated
he/she/it will have calumniated
we will have calumniated
you will have calumniated
they will have calumniated
Future Continuous
I will be calumniating
you will be calumniating
he/she/it will be calumniating
we will be calumniating
you will be calumniating
they will be calumniating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calumniating
you have been calumniating
he/she/it has been calumniating
we have been calumniating
you have been calumniating
they have been calumniating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calumniating
you will have been calumniating
he/she/it will have been calumniating
we will have been calumniating
you will have been calumniating
they will have been calumniating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calumniating
you had been calumniating
he/she/it had been calumniating
we had been calumniating
you had been calumniating
they had been calumniating
Conditional
I would calumniate
you would calumniate
he/she/it would calumniate
we would calumniate
you would calumniate
they would calumniate
Past Conditional
I would have calumniated
you would have calumniated
he/she/it would have calumniated
we would have calumniated
you would have calumniated
they would have calumniated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.calumniate - charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
accuse, charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"
assassinate - destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
libel - print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
badmouth, drag through the mud, malign, traduce - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"

calumniate

verb
To make defamatory statements about:
Law: libel.
Translations

calumniate

[kəˈlʌmnɪeɪt] VT (frm) → calumniar

calumniate

vt (liter)schmähen (geh), → verunglimpfen
References in classic literature ?
Monseigneur calumniates him," said Gourville, laughing, "if he is come, it is not with a bad intention.
This is not a Corsican arbor, but an English garden; badly kept, I own, but still you must not calumniate it for that.
Ah Comte de la Fere," said a calm voice, though hoarse with running, "is it your habit to calumniate the absent?