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

Similar word(s): calumniation, defamation, obloquy, traducement

Definition categories: communication, depreciation, derogation, disparagement

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

Similar word(s): aspersion, defamation, denigration, slander

Definition categories: act, attack

Sentences with calumny as a noun:

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