Word of the week: Calumniate.

calumniate

A big thank you to Linda Lee for suggesting this word.

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This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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3 Responses to Word of the week: Calumniate.

  1. Terrific! I gave this post a 5 star rating!

    I recently came across the word in a quote by Mother Teresa, from her book Simple Path. I was unfamiliar with the word calumniate, so I had to look it up. Here is that quote:

    “Deliver me, O Jesus, From the desire of being loved, From the desire of being extolled, From the desire of being honored, From the desire of being praised, From the desire of being preferred, From the desire of being consulted, From the desire of being approved, From the desire of being popular, From the fear of being humiliated, From the fear of being despised, From the fear of suffering rebukes, From the fear of being calumniated, From the fear of being forgotten, From the fear of being wronged, From the fear of being ridiculed, From the fear of being suspected.”
    ― Mother Teresa, Simple Path

    (I copied that quote from a page on GoodReads.)

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  2. Bradley says:

    I don’t recall ever seeing this word, but I’m going to use it. I love to sound pretentious. 🙂

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