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a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something:
The speech was considered a calumny of the administration.
the act of uttering calumnies; slander; defamation.
Contemporary Examples

Thank God Pope Francis Is a Jesuit Jonathan Wright March 15, 2013

Historical Examples

The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
The Eternal City Hall Caine
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I Tobias Smollett
Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various
A Son of Perdition Fergus Hume
Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906 Various
The Wanderer (Volume 2 of 5) Fanny Burney

noun (pl) -nies
the malicious utterance of false charges or misrepresentation; slander; defamation
such a false charge or misrepresentation


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