What does calumny mean?

Definitions for calumnyˈkæl əm ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job(noun)

    a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration(noun)

    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name


  1. calumny(Noun)

    a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.

    Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.

  2. calumny(Noun)

    false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.

  3. Origin: calomnie, from calumnia, perhaps from calvor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calumny(noun)

    false accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction

  2. Origin: [L. calumnia, fr. calvi to devise tricks, deceive; cf. F. calomnie. Cf. Challenge, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calumny

    kal′um-ni, n. false accusation: slander.—v.t. Calum′niāte, to accuse falsely: to slander.—v.i. to spread evil reports.—ns. Calum′niātion; Calum′niātor.—adjs. Calum′niātory, Calum′nious, of the nature of calumny: slanderous.—adv. Calum′niously.—Oath of calumny, a method in the law of Scotland for the prevention of calumnious and unnecessary suits, by which both parties at the beginning of a cause swear, either by themselves or their counsel, that the facts set forth by them are true—usual only in actions of divorce, &c. [L. calumnia, prob. for calvomnia, from calvi, calvĕre, to deceive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calumny in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calumny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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