un calumnious

calumnious

[kuh-luhm-nee-uhs]
adjective
of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory.
Also, calumniatory [kuh-luhm-nee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .


Origin:
1480–90; < Latin calumniōsus full of tricks or artifices, equivalent to calumni(a) calumny + -ōsus -ous

calumniously, adverb
noncalumnious, adjective
uncalumnious, adjective
uncalumniously, adverb
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calumnious or calumniatory (kəˈlʌmnɪəs, kəˈlʌmnɪətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or using calumny
2.  (of a person) given to calumny
 
calumniatory or calumniatory
 
adj

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calumnious
late 15c., from L. calumniosus, from calumnia (see calumny). Related: Calumniously.
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