verb (used with object), ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing.
- caltrop family,
- calumet city,
Origin of calumniate
Examples from the Web for calumniate
I do not calumniate her, when I say that she had no character, and the most limited ideas.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He had sought to calumniate and blacken his Excellency by saying that he aspired to the sovereignty of the Provinces.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
He has crowned the outrage of this debate by venturing to rise here and calumniate me.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Roumania was overrun by bands of Germans whose functions were to calumniate, vilify, corrupt and threaten.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
But neglect was not all Cowley had to endure; the royal party seemed disposed to calumniate him.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
1550s, from Latin calumniatus, past participle of calumniari "to accuse falsely," from calumnia "slander, false accusation" (see calumny). Related: Calumniated; calumniating.