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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 ?
I, too, have been foully calumniated by our ancient enemy, the Infamous Falsehood, and I wish to point out that I am made of the fur of the MUSTELA MACULATA, which is dirty from birth.
Few or none of the famous men that have lived escaped being calumniated by malice.
All were silent; for none thought it safe, in the presence of the Grand Master, to avow any interest in the calumniated prisoner, lest he should be suspected of leaning towards Judaism.
Many of his friends (he was by that time dead, you will please remark) have contested mordicus this curious fact, declaring it to be a fable, and upholding the Chevalier de Valois as a respectable and worthy gentleman whom the liberals calumniated.
I have been calumniated," continued Fouquet, warmly, "and I feel called upon to adjure the justice of the king to make inquiries.
Three things hitherto best- cursed and most calumniated on earth, are brought forward to be weighed.
I hope not,' said Dodson, with the high tone of calumniated virtue.
I calumniated you to him gloriously and in good faith.
However, Ateny, in what appears to be an attempt to deflect public attention from growing, said President Kiir would not regret secession because he was one of those championed the right of the people of South Sudan to Self-determination which calumniated into secession in which he became the first president of an independent state of South Sudan.
After a couple of hours stay at Khema-e-Sadaat, the procession returned to its originating place of Pandu Street, where it calumniated.
has made me give up by degrees my daily exercise on horseback--I have so far adopted the principles of Epicurus, (who, after all I am inclined to believe was the wisest of all the ancient Philosophers, as he is certainly the least understand & the most calumniated among them) as to consult my ease towards the attainment of happiness in this poor world, poor even in making the best of it.
Surely a man who could handle the English language with the above level of flexible ease deserved better than to have his entire output calumniated.