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Definition of calumny noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    calumny

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkæləmni//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæləmni//
     
    (pl. calumnies) (formal)
     
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  1. 1[countable] a false statement about a person that is made to damage their reputation He accused the press of publishing vicious calumnies.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of making such a statement synonym slander a campaign of gossip and calumny
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin calumnia.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calumny