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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.
"He wants to confront her infamous and calumnious accusations."
She has intentionally made the malicious, mischievous and calumnious statements on alleged instructions and orders of Rahul Gandhi."
Ms McAnulty launched a defamation action against Ms McCulloch at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, saying that the comments attributed to her were "false and calumnious".
She raised an action seeking PS100,000 damages against Ms McCulloch at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, claiming that the comments attributed to her were "false and calumnious".
'I also would like to thank the good people of Kwara state for their continued support and belief in our great party, PDP despite all the calumnious campaign launched against our leaders and the party by desperate politicians in the state.
I imagined him pondering whether indeed the bridge had been laid down by an unseen force incensed by calumnious humans, or was it merely a result of the comings and goings of life and fate?It surely must have baffled the constructers.
There have been 'so many people, so many countries destroyed by evil and calumnious dictatorships,' he said, including the ones that persecuted the Jews with 'calumnious communication' so they ended up in Auschwitz.
The book is being characterised as obscene, calumnious, a pack of lies, damaging to the family values and part of an exercise in pre-poll rigging, all at the same time.
The following are the trislegomena in Q1: altiude 7.321, bark (v.) 5.56, bodkin (7.131), bray (v.) 4.9, calumnious 3.9, cockle 13.17, dirge 16.133, flush 2.64, foreknowing 1.29, german 17.24, glimpse 4.29, hearsed 4.23, insert 7.396, inward (adv.) 9.205, jelly 2.118, joyfully 7.19, jump (meaning "exactly") 1.54, labourer 1.69, redeliver 7.139, springe 3.59, tragedian 7.
Apuron denied the allegations and in a May 31 press release called the accusations "a vicious and calumnious attack" on him and the church.