[ kuh-luhm-nee-uh s ]
/ kəˈlʌm ni əs /
of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also ca·lum·ni·a·to·ry [kuh-luhm-nee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈlʌm ni əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of calumnious
OTHER WORDS FROM calumniousca·lum·ni·ous·ly, adverbnon·ca·lum·ni·ous, adjectiveun·ca·lum·ni·ous, adjectiveun·ca·lum·ni·ous·ly, adverb
Words nearby calumnious
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Example sentences from the Web for calumniatory
No proposals were made to Cicero, the reasons usually assigned for which are of the most calumniatory kind.
British Dictionary definitions for calumniatory
calumniatory (kəˈlʌmnɪətərɪ, -trɪ)
/ (kəˈlʌmnɪəs) /
of or using calumny
(of a person) given to calumny
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