calumny calumny  /ˈkæ ləm ni/


  1. (n) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  2. (n) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name


  1. No public figure is safe from calumny, no matter how hard they try to keep their anonymity
  2. The journalist did not waver in the face of calumny and insinuation and instead exposed the big corporation.


  • When forming connections, focus on the positive

    "We lost power!" or "Oooo, Pretty!"? You get to choose.Photo by Thomas BushIf you listen to the radio or open the newspaper (or your favorite electronic equivalent), it seems like the world is full of bad news. Disasters, calumny,...
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  1. "The electoral results will represent a terrible defeat for this left, which has substituted an electoral programme -- which it doesn't have -- for calumny," Berlusconi said on state television.
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: EUbusiness (press release)

  2. French Catholic bishops said pedophilia accusations were being used in a slanderous campaign against the Pope, saying in a letter to the pontiff: "We carry with you the pain being caused by this calumny that targets you and we renew the expression...
    on Mar 26, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said on Friday he had been the victim of "calumny and lies", as he emerged from 17 hours of questioning by magistrates over an apparent smear campaign against a political rival.
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Dominique de Villepin Source: Reuters

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