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English definition of “calumny”

calumny

noun [C or U]     /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.Damaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
(Definition of calumny noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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