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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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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
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"
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calumny

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calumny

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

calumny

[ˈkæləmnɪ] N (frm) → calumnia f
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calumny

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

[ˈkæləmnɪ] n (frm) → calunnia
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References in classic literature ?
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."
My sadness is so great, Nearly all are jealous of me; Many calumnies attack me, And scorning spares me not.
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.
Alas one is in the grave, torn to pieces by calumnies and bullets; another is now before you, still battling with calumnies and bullets--"
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. None of them dare, however, to deny the merits of the ship.
Graham, I did not like them a bit the better for it - or Eliza Millward either - and the thought of meeting them was the more repugnant to me that I could not, now, defy their seeming calumnies and triumph in my own convictions as before.
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."
"Calumnies, did you say, sir?" cried Morcerf, turning livid with rage.
" 'Darling Alfred'--'dearest Alfred'--'wicked calumnies' --'wicked lies'--'wicked woman'--to accuse her 'dear husband'!