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Definition of calumny noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: calumny