The author of the Suite de Merlin seems to have been her first maligner.
Instead, it is too often a treacherous spy, a maligner and falsifier.
Slowly they turned their heads to look at the fence, upon the other side of which stood the maligner of their eyes.
But I denounce him as a calumniator of my country; a maligner of this nation.
She had saved her maligner's life, but courage deserted her with the act.
It would be quite superfluous to follow this maligner in the details of this, and a subsequent attack in an agricultural journal.
He forgives your maligner, and slanders you with all his heart.
She proves her innocence by going before the king and swearing that her maligner has stolen one of her golden slippers.
"to slander," mid-15c., from earlier more literal sense of "to plot, to contrive" (early 15c.), from Old French malignier "to plot, deceive, pervert," from Late Latin malignare "to do maliciously," from malignus (see malign (adj.)). Related: Maligned; maligning.