- s (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
- During a mad contest for the 100 vacant parliamentary seats, the art of calumnious oratory was carried to heights seldom or never attained before.
- Last week the Italian correspondent of the London Daily Herald, official trade union and British Labor Party organ, was expelled from Italy on a charge of "carrying on calumnious .
- The sugar workers answered Bias Roca by voting to censure Hoy for its "distorted, calumnious and counterrevolutionary reports.
- Jose Socrates in AFP
The final go-ahead "conformed to all the laws applied at the time", added Socrates, who threw back "all calumnious insinuations" that "are aimed at hitting me personally and to politically weaken me".