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cal·um·ny / ˈkaləmnē/ • n. (pl. -nies) the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation; slander. ∎  a false and slanderous statement. DERIVATIVES: ca·lum·ni·ous / kəˈləmnēəs/ adj.

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calumny

calumny XV. — L. calumnia false accusation; cf. CHALLENGE and CAVIL.
So calumniate XVI. f. pp. stem of L. calumniārī; see -ATE 3. calumniation XVI. calumniator XVI. calumnious XV. — (O)F. calomnieux or L. calumniōsus.

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