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



    BrE BrE//ˈkæləmni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæləmni//
    (pl. calumnies) (formal)
    jump to other results
  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 Originlate Middle English: from Latin calumnia.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calumny