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Definition of Calumny


  1. False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction.

Calumny Quotations

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
Richard Le Gallienne

I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it.
Robert Emmet

A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.

It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny.
Mary Stewart
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Calumny Translations

calumny in German is falsche Anschuldigung
calumny in Latin is criminatio, ciminatio
calumny in Spanish is calumnia
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