Origin of calumnious
Examples from the Web for calumnious
Augustine answered: See what a difference there is between your calumnious words and our truthful assertions.Writings in Connection with the Donatist Controversy|Aurelius Augustine
As for his calumnious and scandalous declaration, that I was in the least degree tipsy, it is too ridiculous to be noticed.
And with this calumnious epithet—for brutes can love dearly—Margaret resumed her former attitude.Earl Hubert's Daughter|Emily Sarah Holt
Comments of this nature are all the more distressing that they cannot be thrust aside as calumnious.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon
He knew himself the mark of incessant and calumnious misrepresentation both at Brussels and Madrid.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74|John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for calumnious
calumniatory (kəˈlʌmnɪətərɪ, -trɪ)
Word Origin and History for calumnious
late 15c., from Latin calumniosus, from calumnia (see calumny). Related: Calumniously.