calumnious

[ kuh-luhm-nee-uhs ]
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adjective
  1. of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory.

Origin of calumnious

1
1480–90; <Latin calumniōsus full of tricks or artifices, equivalent to calumni(a) calumny + -ōsus-ous
  • Also ca·lum·ni·a·to·ry [kuh-luhm-nee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /kəˈlʌm ni əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Other words from calumnious

  • ca·lum·ni·ous·ly, adverb
  • non·ca·lum·ni·ous, adjective
  • un·ca·lum·ni·ous, adjective
  • un·ca·lum·ni·ous·ly, adverb

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How to use calumnious in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for calumnious

calumnious

calumniatory (kəˈlʌmnɪətərɪ, -trɪ)

/ (kəˈlʌmnɪəs) /


adjective
  1. of or using calumny

  2. (of a person) given to calumny

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