What does the word calumniate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Calumniation.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To accuse falsely; defame.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Calumniator.

Usage examples for calumniate

  1. Denounce me, accuse me, calumniate me! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Certain writers, called fathers of the Church- Gregory of Nazianzen, and Theodoret- thought it incumbent on them to calumniate him, because he had abandoned the Christian religion. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  3. Did you not come here because the people insult and calumniate me, and because you considered it needful to throw around me your protection, which is now mightier than the royal purple and the lilies of the throne of France? – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official