- to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
Origin of calumniate
Examples from the Web for calumniation
But how barbarous that is, and how unfortunate for him, that the world shall think the better of any person for his calumniation!Love for Love
We are to avoid giving occasion for our enemies to open their mouths in calumniation of God's name and his Word.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Thou hast grieved over my calumniation, and likewise hast lamented the damage to my good name.The Consolation of Philosophy
It was said that he was spoiled by Pitt, and was consumed by vanity, and was broken by Tory calumniation.Drake, Nelson and Napoleon</p>
- (tr) to slander
Word Origin and History for calumniation
1540s, noun of action from calumniate (v.).
1550s, from Latin calumniatus, past participle of calumniari "to accuse falsely," from calumnia "slander, false accusation" (see calumny). Related: Calumniated; calumniating.