(v. t.) To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.
(v. i.) To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.
(1) Claims that boys were murdered by VIP sex ring are credible and true - police Read more “I denied all and each of the allegations in turn [to police] and in detail and categorised them as false and untrue and, in whole, a heinous calumny,” said Proctor’s statement.
(2) It’s the sickness of those who insatiably try to multiply their powers and to do so are capable of calumny, defamation and discrediting others, even in newspapers and magazines, naturally to show themselves as being more capable than others.
(3) Left-wing philosopher Bernard-Henry Lévy spoke of a noble man who had been the victim of a "spiral of horror and calumny".
(4) The combination of blinking and nodding when he says "rekindled freedom's flame" tempts us to truly un-Christian calumny.
(5) They must take their children away from school; they cannot pay their rent; they starve with their families; they are politically and socially defamed and calumniated.
(6) He told the BBC: "A dreadful slander is being perpetrated … If your father of beloved memory was treated like that you would do anything at all to rebuff and rebut and destroy these calumnies.
(7) Perhaps he would have been intrigued by the announcement of the latest hi-tech wheeze intended to counter the age-old problem of the rapid dissemination of falsehood, calumny and plausible gibberish: a social media lie detector .
(8) For the Sun, Juncker is "the most dangerous man in Europe", the son of a "Nazi" – an improbable calumny.
(9) Perhaps the greatest calumny committed against old people – and the one that most frightens the not-yet-old – is the belief that ageing causes us to leech vitality.
(10) Photograph: Ashmolean Museum Nor is this the only calumny Ruskin has suffered.
(11) The similarities in the suffering of these two children should remind us of the calumny and chaos that has defined the history of childhood adversity in Britain.
(12) Their masterly addition that Mitchell called them "plebs" too was the killer calumny.
(13) But many Jews do worry that his past instinct, when faced with potential allies whom he deemed sound on Palestine, was to overlook whatever nastiness they might have uttered about Jews, even when that extended to Holocaust denial or the blood libel – the medieval calumny that Jews baked bread using the blood of gentile children.
(14) Uribe has long denied any links to paramilitaries and on Wednesday accused Cepeda via Twitter of "desperately seeking more calumnies" against him.
(15) The calumny that they are simply repeating the ideas of the 1990s – or that they are Tories in disguise – is no more true for its steady repetition.
(16) Unable to shake off the calumny that they broke the world's banks, Labour must handcuff itself to credibility and responsibility.
(n.) A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
(n.) A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.
(n.) One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
(n.) The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
(v. t.) To stand sponsor to.
(v. i.) To make merry.
(v. i.) To prate; to chat; to talk much.
(v. i.) To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.
(1) Trawling through the private telephone conversations of royals, politicians and celebrities in the hope of picking up scandalous gossip is not seen as legitimate news gathering and the techniques of entrapment which led to the recent Pakistani match-fixing scandal , although grudgingly admired in this particular case, are derided as manufacturing the news.
(2) Facebook Twitter Pinterest May dismisses reports of frosty dinner with EU chief as ‘Brussels gossip’ The EU delegation are said to have wondered whether Davis might still be in his post following the general election.
(3) Ministers can glean vital gossip about cabinet reshuffles if they keep on the right side of their drivers, who form the most high-class grapevine in Britain as they wait in the Speaker's courtyard at Westminster while their charges vote in the Commons.
(4) Others will point out that this is a case of pot calling kettle black as Wolff is himself a famous peddler of tittle-tattle – the aggregator website that he cofounded, Newser, even has a section called "Gossip".
(5) That's the kind of insider gossip you get when you're a media player like me.
(6) Similarly literary and pensive was Clouds of Sils Maria , in which France's Olivier Assayas combined some modish themes — the internet, celebrity gossip, superhero movies — with some hoarier themes regarding the theatre-cinema divide, ageing and female rivalry.
(7) Lord Justice Leveson's court was packed with lawyers, journalists and computer screens, which made it look like a City trading floor, and which – in a way – is the Leveson story: what price privacy, what price the risk of publishing gossip without checking it, what price tip-off fees about the rich and famous that might be worth £5,000 to a police or NHS worker – or the £500,000 (so top injunction solicitor, Graham Shears, told the hearing) for bedding a David Beckham?
(8) He likes the policy bit of politics rather more than the showbusiness, and there is no fodder for gossip in his personal life.
(9) A few weeks ago, myriad gossip sites published photos of the Malibu home he just bought, going through the place room by room.
(10) A leading member of Voronin's party, Mark Tkachuk, told reporters the claims were "fairy tales" and "low-life gossip".
(11) It wasn't just women who gossiped in the queues for water: it was a community event.
(12) As a result of the disastrous supreme court Citizens United decision,” Sanders said, “billionaires are literally able to buy elections and candidates.” He also appealed for a campaigns without “gossip”, saying: “I’ve never run a negative ad in my life … I believe that in a democracy what elections are about are serious debates over serious issues.” “This is not the Red Sox versus the Yankees.” Progressive activists welcomed his entry into the race but continued to urge Warren, who is seen as a more polished performer, to compete against Clinton as well.
(13) Smith responded by saying he would not “indulge in gossip”.
(14) How can free expression and the yearning for a private life be protected in this murky arena of a gossip free-for-all?
(15) Before what is bound to be a gossip-fuelled party conference season in which Lib Dem flirtation with Labour (and vice versa) will be added to the mix of plotting, irresistible visions of the future home into view.
(16) But with no arrests and no obvious external suspects, the girls' family have found themselves the subject of local gossip, newspaper speculation and background briefings intended to place them firmly in the frame.
(17) Matters of the utmost importance – such as inequality, poverty, exploitation, corporate crime and the destruction of the natural world – are neglected or marginalised, while trivial political gossip is elevated to the status of major news.
(18) According to reports , the Goody wedding issue of Richard Desmond's celebrity gossip magazine sold 1.8 million copies, more than three times its average circulation of 508,504 in the second half of 2008.
(19) Its target is not just celebrity intrusion but bias, unfairness and gossip in the style of Private Eye and the "off Fleet Street" plethora of news-and-comment websites.
(20) He gossips about former colleagues and even offers theories about how to solve the developing international crisis in the Crimea – ban Russia from the Olympics, maybe.