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calumny | calumnious

calumny calumnious
a false accusation meant to harm
  • How to Memorize
    • calumny - slander
  • Analysis

    ‘Calumny’ refers to a false and malicious charge, statement, or misrepresentation about somebody in order to damage their reputation. It is a tactic frequently employed during political elections in order to influence voters.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsaspersiondefamation, libel,
  • Example(s)
    1. The politician said that he would not engage in calumny in order to discredit his political opponent.

    2. The charges the newspaper made against me are utterly calumnious, and I intend to sue for libel.

    3. Lucy protested her innocence and claimed that she was the victim of vicious calumnies.