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1. calumny

noun. ['ˈkæləmni'] a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.

Synonyms

  • obloquy
  • traducement
  • slander
  • depreciation
  • libel
  • blackwash
  • disparagement
  • vilification
  • names
  • smear
  • malignment
  • hatchet job
  • defamation
  • assassination
  • derogation
  • name
  • epithet
  • calumniation
  • name calling

Antonyms

  • disrepute
  • defend
  • praise
  • refrain

Etymology

  • calomnie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • calumnia (Latin)

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2. calumny

noun. ['ˈkæləmni'] an abusive attack on a person's character or good name.

Synonyms

  • slander
  • denigration
  • aspersion
  • attack

Antonyms

  • appreciation
  • discolor
  • approval
  • clean

Etymology

  • calomnie (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • calumnia (Latin)
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