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calumny

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Middle French calomnie, from Latin calumnia (slander), perhaps from calvor (I deceive).

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calumny (plural calumnies)

  1. A falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
    Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.
  2. False charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.

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