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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calumnious  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calumnious 
  adj  :  (used  of  statements)  harmful  and  often  untrue;  tending  to 
  discredit  or  malign  [syn:  {calumniatory},  {defamatory}, 
  {denigrative},  {denigrating},  {denigratory},  {libellous}, 
  {libelous},  {slanderous}] 




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