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calumny


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calumny  \Cal"um*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Calumnies}.  [L.  calumnia  fr 
  calvi  to  devise  tricks,  deceive;  cf  F.  calomnie  Cf 
  {Challenge},  n.] 
  False  accusation  of  a  crime  or  offense,  maliciously  made  or 
  reported,  to  the  injury  of  another;  malicious 
  misrepresentation;  slander;  detraction.  ``Infamous 
  calumnies.''  --Motley. 
 
  Be  thou  as  chaste  as  ice,  as  pure  as  snow,  thou  shalt 
  not  escape  calumny.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calumny 
  n  1:  a  malicious  attack  [syn:  {defamation},  {obloquy},  {traducement}, 
  {hatchet  job}] 
  2:  the  act  of  defaming  [syn:  {aspersion},  {slander},  {defamation}] 




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