Calumniate meaning

kə-lŭmnē-āt
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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To spread false and harmful statements about; slander.
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To make hurtful untrue comments about.
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To levy a false charge against, especially of a vague offense, with the intent to damage someone's reputation or standing.
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Origin of calumniate

  • Latin calumniārī calumniāt- from calumnia calumny calumny

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin calumniātus, perfect active participle of calumnior (“I accuse falsely”).

    From Wiktionary