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.

. Slanderous; defamatory; scurrilous; opprobrious; derogatory; libelous; abusive.

-- Ca*lum"ni*ous*ly, adv. -- Ca*lum"ni*ous*ness, n.

 

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