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Synonyms for calumny
ˈkæl əm nicalum·ny

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Wiktionary

  1. calumnynoun

    Synonyms:
    obloquy, defamation, vilification

  2. calumnynoun

    a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.

    Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.

    Synonyms:
    obloquy, vilification, defamation

  3. calumnynoun

    false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.

    Synonyms:
    defamation, obloquy, vilification

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calumny

    Synonyms:
    slander, defamation, detraction, libel, traducement, backbiting, opprobrium, aspersion

    Antonyms:
    vindication, clearance, eulogy, panegyric

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobnoun

    a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

    Synonyms:
    hatchet job, calumniation, traducement, obloquy, defamation, denigration, aspersion, opprobrium, slander

  2. aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigrationnoun

    an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

    Synonyms:
    hatchet job, calumniation, sprinkling, traducement, obloquy, defamation, belittling, deprecation, denigration, aspersion, slur, slander

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. calumnynoun

    Synonyms:
    SLANDER, defamation, aspersion, backbiting, detraction, abuses, scandal, obloquy, false accusation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "calumny":

    slander, libel, slur

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How to use calumny in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go.

  2. Pope Francis:

    There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny.

  3. Herodotus:

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

  4. Pope Francis:

    This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    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.

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