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Related to calumnious: recrudescent


Containing or implying calumny; slanderous or defamatory.

ca·lum′ni·ous·ly adv.


(kəˈlʌmnɪəs) or


1. of or using calumny
2. (of a person) given to calumny


(kəˈlʌm ni əs)

also ca•lum•ni•a•to•ry

(kəˈlʌm ni əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory.
[1480–90; < Latin]
ca•lum′ni•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.calumnious - (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"


Damaging to the reputation:
Law: libelous.
References in classic literature ?
Pickwick's) researches, and smarting under the censure which had been heaped upon his own feeble attempts at rivalry, now took this vile and calumnious mode of
He concluded by calling for an investigation, which might dispose of the calumnious report before it had time to spread, and restore M.
Apuron denied the allegations and in a May 31 press release called the accusations "a vicious and calumnious attack" on him and the church.
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This calumnious "alternate history" (47), which as Djordjevic argues was likely influenced by FitzWalter himself (48), was then picked up and adapted by such of Stow's readers "as Michael Drayton and Anthony Munday [who] sought to capitalize both on its originality and its novelty" (47).
His involvement in the legal system does not equal respect for it, as can be garnered from his recent calumnious outburst against a judge of Latino ethnicity.
During the election to Bihar Assembly the BJP and Narendra Modi had made calumnious propaganda that if JDU-RJD-Congress alliance were elected Jangal Raj would return to Bihar.
In addition to poorly-written "filed stories" festooned with calumnious fiction, Pakistan's military and intelligence agency trains a menagerie of bots and trolls who harass persons like me on Twitter and Facebook and to promote and defend the state, including its terrorist assets.
By moving past the derogatory connotation of Runa as dirty, calumnious subhuman, her goal is to position indigenous woman as cardinal element of the term and reinstate an original semantic value as inclusive of two equal genders in harmony with their human and natural world.
When barely twelve years of age he was wrongfully accused of lustful advances by his calumnious stepmother Luna.
The year before he died, Wemz categorically asserted that since he would soon meet his maker, he could assert, with God as his witness, that "the Society had given no cause for the calumnious attacks upon it.
Spanish sensitivity could not withstand such calumnious remarks which were met in Spain by "una violentisima reaccion y unas furibundas replicas" (Gies 307).