Calumny

Pronunciation: [ kal-uhm-nee ]


Definition: noun

a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Latin calumnia


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • defamation

  • lie

Antonyms:

  • truth

Example:

The defense considered the witness's testimony a calumny of the defendant.

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