verb (used with object), ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing.
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Origin of calumniate
OTHER WORDS FROM calumniateca·lum·ni·a·tion, nounca·lum·ni·a·tor, nounnon·ca·lum·ni·at·ing, adjective
Words nearby calumniate
Example sentences from the Web for calumniate
Young men there are who behind our backs calumniate us and before us kiss our hands, with a base smile begging kind looks from us!The Reign of Greed|Jose Rizal
The hired advocate may calumniate as he will, but he can show no collusion or connivance on your part.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
The imbeciles are not content to calumniate, to persecute, to make wretched the artist in his lifetime.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
Calumniate a human being in youth—adulate that being in age;—what has been the interval?Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But what would become of "bad tongues" in this world if there were not generous natures to calumniate and vilify?Sir Jasper Carew|Charles James Lever