calumny definition

  • noun:
    • A false declaration maliciously meant to injure another's reputation.
    • The utterance of maliciously untrue statements; slander.
    • a falsification or misrepresentation meant to disparage or discredit another.
    • untrue charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
    • fake accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, towards the injury of some other; harmful misrepresentation; slander; detraction.
    • False accusation of criminal activity, misconduct, or problem, knowingly or maliciously made or reported, into damage of some other; untruth maliciously spoken, into the detraction of another; a defamatory report; slander.
    • Synonyms Lying, falsehood, libel, aspersion, detraction, backbiting, defamation, evil-speaking.
    • an abusive assault on a person's character or good title
    • a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of somebody's terms or actions
    • A false declaration maliciously meant to injure another's reputation.
    • The utterance of maliciously false statements; slander.
    • a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
    • false fees caused to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
    • False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, into the damage of some other; harmful misrepresentation; slander; detraction.
    • False accusation of crime, misconduct, or problem, knowingly or maliciously made or reported, into damage of another; untruth maliciously spoken, into the detraction of another; a defamatory report; slander.
    • Synonyms Lying, falsehood, libel, aspersion, detraction, backbiting, defamation, evil-speaking.
    • an abusive attack on an individual's personality or good title
    • a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of somebody's words or actions

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