Calumniate

Definition of Calumniate

Ca`lum´ni`ate
v. i.1.To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.
[imp. & p. p. Calumniated; p. pr. & vb. n. calumniating.]
Hatred unto the truth did always falsely report and calumniate all godly men's doings.
- Strype.
Syn
To asperse; slander; defame; vilify; traduce; belie; bespatter; blacken; libel. See Asperse.
1.To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.

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accuse, asperse, aspersion, assassinate, badmouth, besmirch, calumny, charge, defamation, defame, denigrate, denigration, drag through the mud, hatchet job, libel, malign, obloquy, slander, smear, smirch, sully, traduce, traducement
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