Definition of calumny
Middle French calomnie, from Latin calumnia ("slander"), perhaps from calvor ("I deceive").
calumny (plural calumnies)
- a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.
- false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
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