calumny (Meaning)

Wordnet

calumny (n)

a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Webster

calumny (n.)

False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction.

calumny Sentence Examples

  1. The gossip columnist was notorious for spreading calumny about celebrities.
  2. His reputation was tarnished by the calumny spread by his rivals.
  3. The politician faced vicious calumny from the opposing party during the election campaign.
  4. Despite his innocence, he couldn't escape the shadow of calumny cast upon him.
  5. The tabloid thrived on sensationalized calumny to attract readers.
  6. She felt devastated by the calumny directed at her in the workplace.
  7. The accusations against him were nothing but baseless calumny.
  8. Spreading calumny is a cowardly act that reflects poorly on one's character.
  9. The community rallied around him, denouncing the calumny propagated by his detractors.
  10. He filed a lawsuit against those responsible for the calumny in an attempt to clear his name.

FAQs About the word calumny

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The gossip columnist was notorious for spreading calumny about celebrities.

His reputation was tarnished by the calumny spread by his rivals.

The politician faced vicious calumny from the opposing party during the election campaign.

Despite his innocence, he couldn't escape the shadow of calumny cast upon him.