[ US /ˈkæɫəmni/ ]
[ UK /kˈælʌmni/ ]
  1. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  2. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
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How To Use calumny In A Sentence

  • Some people will tell you that it rains in Wales most days but that's a vicious calumny.
  • The business plan is to use all that calumny and controversy to make money off news-stand sales but it doesn't seem to be working and ad revenues are small.
  • You're not owed anything but, at BEST, the neglect of a postliterate culture, and at worst the sort of calumny and brickbats otherwise reserved for child molestors and the people who hang their toilet paper in the incorrect underhand manner. Nick Mamatas' Journal
  • Some even viewed the charge of novelty as a calumny leveled at them by their contemporary enemies.
  • As the first barrister briefed in that seminal case, it behoves me to respond to this ignorant calumny.
  • It would be a calumny on the reputation of that great man to suggest it.
  • Weapons or slander do not cut it; fire or false presentation does not burn it; water or calumny does not moisten it, and wind or rumour does not dry it.
  • Upon publication, he sued the newspaper for calumny because he was financially secure and was not in the shop-sign business.
  • She has exposed herself to calumny from nearly all sides and may have dealt her career a mortal blow.
  • To close this discourse, I shall only from it obviate a putid calumny cast by the Papists, Quakers, and others of the same confederacy, against the grace of God, upon the doctrine of the free justification of a sinner, through the imputation of the righteousness of Christ: for with a shameless impudence they clamour on all by whom it is asserted, as those who maintain salvation to be attainable through a mere external imputation of righteousness; whilst those so saved are Pneumatologia
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