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
Origin: [L. calumnia, fr. calvi to devise tricks, deceive; cf. F. calomnie. Cf. Challenge, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of calumny in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of calumny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- Rufmord, VerleumdungGerman
- panettelu, vääristely, herjausFinnish
- baktalelse, baksnakking, baksnakk, baktaling, bakvaskelseNorwegian
- kalumnia, oszczerstwoPolish
- karalama, bühtan, iftiraTurkish
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