calumny | calumnious

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Meaning(s)

a false accusation meant to harm

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calumny - slander

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‘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.

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Synonyms defamation,libel
Antonyms promote

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  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.

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