I adjective abusive, blackening, calumniatory, castigatory, caustic, censorious, comminatory, compromising, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, criminatory, criminosus, damaging, damnatory, decrying, defamatory, denigratory, denunciatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derogatory, detractory, disapproving, discreditable, disparaging, disrespectful, evil-speaking, ignoble, ignominious, imprecative, imprecatory, imputative, injurious, insinuating, insolent, insulting, libelous, maledictory, malevolent, obloquial, obloquious, offensive, opprobrious, pejorative, scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, slanderous, slighting, smearing, stigmatizing, unflattering, vilifying, vituperative associated concepts: contempt of court, defamation II index contemptuous, derogatory, libelous, pejorative

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  • Calumnious — Ca*lum ni*ous, a. [L. calumniosus.] Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports. [1913 Webster] Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. Shak. Syn: . Slanderous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calumnious — (adj.) late 15c., from L. calumniosus, from calumnia (see CALUMNY (Cf. calumny)). Related: Calumniously …   Etymology dictionary

  • calumnious — [kə lum′nē əs] adj. [L calumniosus, full of tricks, swindling] full of calumnies; slanderous calumniously adv …   English World dictionary

  • calumnious — calumny ► NOUN (pl. calumnies) ▪ the making of false and defamatory statements about someone. ► VERB (calumnies, calumnied) formal ▪ calumniate. DERIVATIVES calumnious adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • calumnious — adjective see calumny …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calumnious — calumniously, adv. /keuh lum nee euhs/, adj. of, involving, or using calumny; slanderous; defamatory. Also, calumniatory /keuh lum nee euh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1480 90; < L calumniosus full of tricks or artifices, equiv. to calumni(a) CALUMNY +… …   Universalium

  • calumnious — adjective possessing the traits of calumny …   Wiktionary

  • calumnious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Damaging to the reputation: defamatory, detractive, injurious, invidious, scandalous, slanderous. Law: libelous. See ATTACK, CRIMES, LAW …   English dictionary for students

  • calumnious — ca lum·ni·ous || ɪəs adj. slanderous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calumnious — a. Slanderous, abusive, defamatory, contumelious, opprobrious, vituperative, scurrilous, insulting …   New dictionary of synonyms

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