(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.
(superl.) Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
(superl.) Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
(superl.) Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
(superl.) Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
(superl.) Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
(superl.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.
(1) Numerous slender sarcotubules, originating from the A-band side terminal cisternae, extend obliquely or longitudinally and form oval or irregular shaped networks of various sizes in front of the A-band, then become continuous with the tiny mesh (fenestrated collar) in front of the H-band.
(2) On E7, a slender neuropil was present in the migrating cell clusters, but all the crest derived cells were uniform.
(3) We also observed slender tubules connecting Golgi stacks to neighbouring rough endoplasmic reticulum.
(4) Both lower limbs were abnormal: the left had a single slender long bone articulating with the foot, which was markedly dorsiflexed and had only 2 toes; on the right the femur was angulated, the fibula was absent, and only 4 metatarsals were present with 4 toes.
(5) But, as Falconer admits, the chance of this bill passing all its stages in the Lords and the Commons before the election are slender as it requires the government to give it time.
(6) Accordingly, we probed lysates of long-slenders, short-stumpies and procyclics (insect midgut stage) with antibody to myc proteins and also hybridized myc gene family sequences to procyclic DNA.
(7) Histologically, they contained slender spindle cells and various amounts of collagen fibers.
(8) But with the privilege of hindsight – plus a very long afternoon wading through the responses to the green paper – handily archived on the iLegal site – it probably wasn't the time to give ministers the benefit of the doubt, no matter how slender and qualified that benefit was.
(9) Public schools report dipping into their own slender budgets, and sometimes principal’s own pockets to pay family electricity bills so that students can keep access to their computer and also get the occasional warm meal.
(10) They merely extended short slender cytoplasmic processes to HAP1250.
(11) Dendritic cells were characterized by their slender cytoplasmic processes, indented nucleus and pale cytoplasm.
(12) Normally, PC12 cells respond to NGF by morphologically differentiating into sympathetic neuron-like cells, exhibiting a marked hypertrophy, and extending slender neurites piloted by well defined growth cones.
(13) When explants of neurofibroma tissue were cultured, macrophage-like cells with pseudopodia migrated out first, and later took on a slender fusiform shape.
(14) Bone-age was advanced and bones were slender and osteoporotic with metaphyseal thickening.
(15) The surface cells had well developed apical junctions and slender cytoplasmic processes projecting into widened intercellular spaces appeared during the developmental period.
(16) At the level of the Z-line, a slender transverse tubule (T-tubule) runs transversely to the longitudinal axis of the myofibril.
(17) But his 12-seat majority is slender: it could be overturned by a single surge of rebellious fury, or a big backbench sulk.
(18) These consisted of parallel configurations of slender sheet-like astrocytic processes frequently connected to one another by highly organized intercellular adhesive devices.
(19) Several types of NPY-containing neurons can be distinguished by their laminar location, by the size of their perikarya, and by the size, shape, and pattern of ramification of their processes: 1) layer I small local circuit neurons; 2) layer II granule cells; 3) aspiny stellate cells located in layers II-III and V-VI, with long, slender dendrites; 4) sparsely spiny stellate cells; 5) aspiny stellate cells with long, horizontally oriented dendrites, whose cell body is situated in layer VI; 6) Martinotti cells in areas 9, 7, and 24; and 7) multipolar neurons situated in the white matter subjacent to the cortical gray.
(20) These events were followed by a transformation of the long slender bloodstream form to a short stumpy form via an intermediate morphology.