calumniation









calumniation


verb (used with object), ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing.

  1. to make false and malicious statements about; slander.

verb

  1. (tr) to slander
n.

1540s, noun of action from calumniate (v.).

v.

1550s, from Latin calumniatus, past participle of calumniari “to accuse falsely,” from calumnia “slander, false accusation” (see calumny). Related: Calumniated; calumniating.

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