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Meaning of CALUMNIOUS

Pronunciation:  ku'lumneeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
 

CALUMNIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: calumniatory, defamatory, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, harmful, libellous, libelous, slanderous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*lum"ni*ous\, a. [L. calumniosus.]
Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and
injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports.

      Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes. --Shak.

Syn: . Slanderous; defamatory; scurrilous; opprobrious;
     derogatory; libelous; abusive. -- {Ca*lum"ni*ous*ly},
     adv. -- {Ca*lum"ni*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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