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calumniate

ca·lum·ni·ate

calumniate

pronunciation:
k luhm ni eIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: calumniated, calumniates, calumniating
definition: to make harmful and false statements about (someone).
She calumniated her ex-husband.
similar words:
affront, libel, malign, slander, smear, traduce
derivations: calumniation (n.), calumniator (n.)