calumniator


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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.
References in classic literature ?
The calumniator is not yet punished, and he may hope that he will not be; but, on my honor, it he thinks so, he deceives himself.
calumniator, Marshal Villeroi, who in his youth had known St.
That vile and slanderous calumniator, the GAZETTE;' these, and other spirit-stirring denunciations, were strewn plentifully over the columns of each, in every number, and excited feelings of the most intense delight and indignation in the bosoms of the townspeople.
This fact will be alone sufficient to silence the tongues of malignant calumniators.
Between him and his mother was the most perfect sympathy, for secretly the lady was herself a devout disciple of the late and great Myron Bayne, though with the tact so generally and justly admired in her sex (despite the hardy calumniators who insist that it is essentially the same thing as cunning) she had always taken care to conceal her weakness from all eyes but those of him who shared it.
Other famous contributions were George of Trebizond's Comparison of the Philosophies of Aristotle and Plato (1458) and, as a response to this, Against Plato's Calumniator (1469) by Cardinal Bessarion, who had been a student of Plethon in his youth.
True, American politics has always found a place for the abusive and scurrilous calumniator of our political leaders.