Complete Definition of "calumny"

English

Etymology
Middle French calomnie from Latin calumnia "slander" from calvi "to deceive".

Noun
en-noun|calumnies

  1. a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.

#: accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.

  1. false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.

Translations
trans-top|falsification to discredit another
Bulgarian: клевеÑа
French: calomnie
German: Rufmord, Verleumdung
trans-mid
Ido: kalumnio
Latin: calumnia
Spanish: calumnia
trans-bottom

Synonyms
defamation
obloquy
vilification

Related terms
malign
slander
traduce

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