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Slanderous, 1) calumnious: Lucr. 161. Wiv. V, 5, 163. Meas. III, 2, 199. Ado V, 3, 3. Shr. II, 255. R2 I, 1, 61. IV, 24. R3 I, 2, 97. Cymb. III, 3, 52.
2) disgraceful, scandalous: “who so base would such an office have as s. death's-man to so base a slave?” Lucr. 1001. “ugly and s. to thy mother's womb,” John III, 1, 44. “though we lay these honours on this man, to ease ourselves of divers s. loads,” Caes. IV, 1, 20 (or == loads of calumny?).
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