What does the word calumnious mean?

Usage examples for calumnious

  1. He was, at this time, concealing himself from the officers of justice; for warrants were out against him on account of a grossly calumnious paper of which the government had discovered him to be the author. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. Nor did he cease his intrigues against Scipio until by calumnious and false accusations he drove him out of Rome, and stigmatized his brother with the disgraceful charge of embezzling the public money. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  3. Young women, in his opinion, could hardly be too careful, in a calumnious world. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward