calumniate

[ kuh-luhm-nee-eyt ]
/ kəˈlʌm niˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing.

to make false and malicious statements about; slander.

Origin of calumniate

1545–55; < Latin calumniātus (past participle of calumniārī to accuse falsely, trick), equivalent to calumni(a) calumny + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM calumniate

ca·lum·ni·a·tion, nounca·lum·ni·a·tor, nounnon·ca·lum·ni·at·ing, adjective
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calumniate
/ (kəˈlʌmnɪˌeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to slander

Derived forms of calumniate

calumniable, adjectivecalumniation, nouncalumniator, noun
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