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Calumniate meaning

calumniate - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.
  2. 2. To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.
  3. 3. Calumniation.
  4. 4. To accuse falsely.

calumniate - examples of usage

  1. " However, they hang on to this life which they do not cease to calumniate, and people of common sense are rarely found who will try to reason with them from a common- sense standpoint: " 'Since life is so insupportable to you, why do you impose upon yourself the obligation to struggle with it? - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
  2. They have admired the beauty of this culture, and the greatness of European political and social institutions, guarantees of the dignity of human beings; they have endured mental suffering because they have found that in Russia such independence would be impossible, and, consequently, they have had a feeling of extreme bitterness, which has forced them either to deny or calumniate the moral forces of their country, or to formulate very strange theories about this situation. - "Contemporary Russian Novelists", Serge Persky.
  3. " Yes," replied Corentin; " you will be struck, in the reports of nearly all our agents, with this general and perpetual inclination to calumniate. - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
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