calumny definition, meaning - what is calumny in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “calumny”

See all translations

calumny

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈkæl.əm.ni/ formal
(the act of making) a statement about someone that is not true and is intended to damage the reputation of that person: He was subjected to the most vicious calumny, but he never complained and never sued.
Translations of “calumny”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誹謗,誣衊,中傷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诽谤,诬蔑,中伤…
(Definition of calumny from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of calumny?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More