(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.
(a.) Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.
(1) He missed the start of the season while rehabbing from last season's ankle injury, played exactly six games with the Los Angeles Lakers before getting hurt again and even if he's healthy he may still sit the game out .
(2) Here's a certainty: When you play out your personal dramas, hurt and self-interest in the media, it's a confection.
(3) Israel’s president has told his Mexican counterpart that he was “sorry for the hurt” over a tweet in which the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared to praise Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall on the US-Mexican border.
(4) No one was seriously hurt but the road was closed north and south at 2.15am, and police have asked drivers to find alternatives.
(5) My unreliable BlackBerry was hurting business," she said.
(6) I watched as she made the briefest eye contact with me on their way back, the flicker of hurt and sadness in her eyes reflecting mine, before the shutters came down.
(7) Target’s data breach in 2013 exposed details of as many as 40m credit and debit card accounts and hurt its holiday sales that year.
(8) In the latest survey to suggest that struggles in the eurozone and geopolitical tensions are hurting exporters, the CBI said manufacturing was the weakest part of the economy in the three months to October.
(9) Photograph: Guardian Environmental activists now argue that if Obama fails to recognise that anger and block the pipeline, he could hurt his chances in the 2012 elections.
(10) Here's what you need to know Read more Speaking to Guardian Australia ahead of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Krugman, a renowned columnist at the New York Times , predicted the slowing Chinese economy would hurt Australia, but said the country should not get “too hysterical” about it.
(11) New employment data today suggested that hurricane Sandy is hurting already tenuous US job growth.
(12) It hurts indigenous Irish businesses whose main trade links are with the UK.
(13) A long spell of ultra-low interest rates has not driven a rise in inequality in the UK, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said, rebuffing criticism that central bank policy had hurt some households.
(14) During interviews, married couples experiencing infertility reported emotional reactions such as sadness, depression, anger, confusion, desperation, hurt, embarrassment, and humiliation.
(15) A rocket also caused the first serious Israeli casualty – one of eight people hurt when a fuel tanker was hit at a service station in Ashdod, 20 miles north of Gaza.
(16) Giving power to people – that’s at the heart of what I’m trying to do.” He said the Liberal Democrats had made “serious mistakes” which had hurt them in Thursday’s election, during which the party won eight seats, compared with 57 in 2010.
(17) There was too much hurt and uncontrolled anger when she was in the superior position with the kind of man who could not meet her dependency needs.
(18) Kashyap also told MPs about that weakness in banks across the EU could hurt major players in the UK.
(19) Brown runs four yards, but on that play Stanley Havill gets hurt.
(20) Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Tim Lang , professor of food policy at London's City University, said there were deeper structural issues to global food market price rises that politicians were not taking seriously and which were hurting the poor disproportionately.