Definitions for calumnyˈkæl əm ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•um•nyˈkæl əm ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.

  1. a false and malicious statement designed to injure a reputation.

  2. slander; defamation.

Origin of calumny:

1400–50; late ME < L calumnia< calvī to deceive +-ia -y3)

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


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