What does calumnious mean?

calumnious meaning in General Dictionary

Containing or implying calumny false malicious and injurious to reputation slanderous as calumnious reports

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  • (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; maintaining discredit or malign
  • Containing or implying calumny; false, destructive, and harmful to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports.

calumnious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., from Latin calumniosus, from calumnia (see calumny). Relevant: Calumniously.

Sentence Examples with the word calumnious

He brought with him, for the refutation of calumnious reports circulated by his enemies, a written certificate from Cardinal Bellarmin, to the effect that no abjuration had been required of or penance imposed upon him.

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