calumny

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cal·um·ny

 (kăl′əm-nē)
n. pl. cal·um·nies
1. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
2. The utterance of maliciously false statements; slander.

[Middle English calumnie, from Old French calomnie, from Latin calumnia, from calvī, to deceive.]

calumny

(ˈkæləmnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. the malicious utterance of false charges or misrepresentation; slander; defamation
2. such a false charge or misrepresentation
[C15: from Latin calumnia deception, slander]

cal•um•ny

(ˈkæl əm ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. a false and malicious statement designed to injure a reputation.
2. slander; defamation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin calumnia< calvī to deceive + -ia -y3)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calumny - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actionscalumny - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
assassination, blackwash, character assassination - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
malignment, smear, vilification - slanderous defamation
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
epithet, name - a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
2.calumny - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
attack - strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"

calumny

calumny

noun
The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
Translations
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calumny

[ˈkæləmnɪ] N (frm) → calumnia f

calumny

n (liter)Schmähung f (geh), → Verunglimpfung f

calumny

[ˈkæləmnɪ] n (frm) → calunnia
References in classic literature ?
They go the length of declaring that this honest creature would do anything for money, that the HISPANIOLA belonged to him, and that he sold it me absurdly high--the most transparent calumnies.
Of such insolences and attempted slights he, of course, took no notice, and in the opinion of most people his frank debonair manner, his charming boyish smile, and the infinite grace of that wonderful youth that seemed never to leave him, were in themselves a sufficient answer to the calumnies, for so they termed them, that were circulated about him.
So that, O Sancho, amongst all these calumnies against good men, mine may be let pass, since they are no more than thou hast said.
This inquisition has led to my having many enemies of the worst and most dangerous kind, and has given occasion also to many calumnies.
My sadness is so great, Nearly all are jealous of me; Many calumnies attack me, And scorning spares me not.
While we wait, time will be progressing, events will succeed each other; things which in the evening look dark and obscure, appear but too clearly in the light of morning, and sometimes the utterance of one word, or the lapse of a single day, will reveal the most cruel calumnies.
I have never believed these calumnies nor said a word to my mother about them.
Alas one is in the grave, torn to pieces by calumnies and bullets; another is now before you, still battling with calumnies and bullets--"
That whatsoever a bad report you hear of your knight, of whatsoever calumnies may be heaped upon him, you shall yet ever be his friend, and believe in his honor and his loyalty.
The last and the greatest weakness of the public men of the Restoration was their honesty, in a struggle in which their adversaries employed the resources of political dishonesty, lies, and calumnies, and let loose upon them, by all subversive means, the clamor of the unintelligent masses, able only to understand revolt.
Refute these calumnies,' said Kate, 'and be more patient, so that you may give them no advantage.
These calumnies might have probably produced ill consequences, at the least might have occasioned some trouble, to a person of a more doubtful and suspicious character than Mr Allworthy was blessed with; but in his case they had no such effect; and, being heartily despised by him, they served only to afford an innocent amusement to the good gossips of the neighbourhood.