a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.
false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobnoun
a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigrationnoun
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Words popularity by usage frequency
How to use calumny in a sentence?
Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go.
There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny.
A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
Translations for calumny
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Rufmord, VerleumdungGerman
- panettelu, vääristely, herjausFinnish
- baktalelse, baksnakking, baksnakk, baktaling, bakvaskelseNorwegian
- kalumnia, oszczerstwoPolish
- karalama, bühtan, iftiraTurkish
Get even more translations for calumny »
Find a translation for the calumny synonym in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)