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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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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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|Noun||1.||calumny - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions|
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
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"
|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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noun slander, abuse, insult, smear, libel, stigma, defamation, misrepresentation, lying, vilification, denigration, backbiting, derogation, vituperation, obloquy, aspersion, detraction, calumniation He alleges that he was the victim of calumny and dirty tricks.
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calumny[ˈkæləmnɪ] N (frm) → calumnia f
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calumny[ˈkæləmnɪ] n (frm) → calunnia
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