(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.
(v. t.) To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.
(v. t.) To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works.
(v. t.) To increase or distribute by propagation.
(v. t.) To draw away; to seduce.
(v. t.) To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.
(v. t.) To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame.
(1) Look further and you see people in faked approximations of designer logos – that they've been traduced doesn't detract from their meaning; it gives them a new story.
(2) The most powerful in the land had helped to perpetuate a media culture that allowed decent people to be traduced (there's a word your rarely hear in real life) "out of casual malice, for money, for spite, for sport.
(3) Yet, from his reaction, which was in the familiar non-apology apology of “I am sorry if I have caused offence, I should never have said such a thing in front of journalists”, it appears that he thinks it is he who has been in some way traduced, confounded by that dratted tendency of women not to get the joke.
(4) Frequently, this involves traducing the messenger as much as examining the message.
(5) It is depressing to hear union leaders deliberately misrepresent the government's reforms and traduce Michael Gove, whose respect for teaching and passion for improving the lot of the most disadvantaged children should be an inspiration to everyone involved in education.
(6) The results are traduced by different colours or by coloured ligns.
(7) Greece's determination in this World Cup was a thing to behold and, their reputation unfairly traduced, they brought a fair bit of quick-breaking flair to the table too.
(8) I really value the mateship that Peter O'Neill has shown to Australia on this.” The following day he said: “The co-operation that we are getting from PNG is a real act of mateship on their part and I’m really thrilled by it.” It’s a sort of Orwellian parallel reality: people held in dreadful conditions, two government conspiring to traduce their rights and suppress as much information as they can, and no one having the slightest clue about the future of people who really did flee persecution – while Abbott declares it’s been “a very successful visit”.
(9) I’m dismayed, frankly, because, with all the hard work that we put into trying to reform the fisheries industry and trying to get sustainable fishing back on the agenda, and trying to save fish stocks from their inevitable collapse they were heading towards, all that work is being traduced.” Richard Lochhead, the former Scottish fisheries minister who represents Moray, north-east Scotland, said: “Our fishermen will be gobsmacked by the irony of [Michael] Gove’s belated concerns for the fishing industry, given it was the Tories that negotiated such a poor deal for our fishermen in the first place while other nations got better deals.
(10) And the essence of this is that there must be a cheap, easy, independent and reliable arbitration process to force speedy prominent corrections on newspapers, and deliver ample compensation in a timely fashion to those who have been traduced.
(11) His young starting strike force of Ji Dong-won and Connor Wickham were subjected to the lion's share of the opprobrium in the wake of their side's reverse and will have been dismayed by the manner in which their work rate, character and intelligence were traduced.
(12) Struan Stevenson , a Tory MEP for Scotland from 1999 to 2014 and a former chair of the European parliament’s fisheries committee, said Michael Gove was guilty of “traducing” the EU and of “trotting out an emotional story as propaganda” to back the leave campaign.
(13) Not content with simply banning the film in its own country, the Iranian government complained to Unesco that it traduced Iran’s national dignity.
(14) For Coetzee, the result reflected a debasement of Britain’s political culture: the traducing, with media complicity, of rational discourse by a leave campaign that targeted the very idea of factual argument.
(15) Visibly agitated by the idea that the current system of self-regulation can continue, he adds: "Many people say celebrities live by publicity and if they get the wrong sort they can't be entirely surprised, but what one is concerned by is when innocent people are traduced by the media.
(16) But instead he was suspended and the home secretary has spent two days basically traducing him and damning him."
(17) The Sun 's coverage has been hostile ever since, offering unqualified support for British troops while traducing their political masters.
(18) Like George Orwell, he had a deep love of England and the English, believing that our green and pleasant land was being traduced by a petty-minded army of bureaucrats.
(19) And it is about whether this house will be supine when its members phones are hacked, or about whether it will take action when the democratic right of MPs to do their job without illegal let, hindrance or interception has been traduced.
(20) There was nothing improper about meeting a demand by an employer to secure their leave.” Tim Dutton QC, for the SRA, said British troops involved in the Battle of Danny Boy had “their reputations traduced” at a press conference given by Day in 2008 at which the allegations were first made in public.