Calumniates

calumniate

[kuh-luhm-nee-eyt]
verb (used with object), calumniated, calumniating.
to make false and malicious statements about; slander.

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

calumniation, noun
calumniator, noun
noncalumniating, adjective
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calumniate (kəˈlʌmnɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to slander
 
ca'lumniable
 
adj
 
calumni'ation
 
n
 
ca'lumniator
 
n

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calumniate
1550s, from L. calumniatus, pp. of calumniari "to accuse falsely," from calumnia "slander, false accusation" (see calumny). Related: Calumniation; calumniator.
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