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calumny

cal·um·ny

calumny

 
 
pronunciation:
kae lm ni
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: calumnies
definition 1: a harmful statement, known by the maker to be false.
He resented these calumnies about his business dealings.
synonyms:
defamation, libel, slander
antonyms:
vindication
similar words:
accusation, aspersion, barb, discredit, falsehood, lie, mudslinging, obloquy, scandal, smear, tale, untruth
definition 2: the making of such a statement.
synonyms:
defamation, denigration, slander
similar words:
accusation, libel, malediction, misrepresentation, smearing
Word Parts
The word calumny contains the following part:
-y2 Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, act, or practice of