Definitions for calumnyˈkæl əm ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cal•um•nyˈkæl əm ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.
a false and malicious statement designed to injure a reputation.
Origin of calumny:
1400–50; late ME < L calumnia< calvī to deceive +-ia -y3)
defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job(noun)
a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration(noun)
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.
false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
Origin: calomnie, from calumnia, perhaps from calvor.
false accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction