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noun as in slander

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He knows his hope for another presidential appointment could be hampered, because, as Choharis told the court, Jefferson “cannot escape the calumny” of false accusations.

One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.

It has been said that the Duke betrayed the Bourbons and was privy to the Emperor's return, but this is a calumny.

Calumny, instead of gratitude, was unsparingly heaped upon herself and her husband.

The similitude is a calumny on the descendants of Ishmael; the fiercest Bedouin are refined and mild compared with the Apaches.

Neither envy nor calumny had the least influence over me, or I felt it only from persons who had not the power to injure me.

Then he flung his glove at the king's feet, saying: "Let him who believes that calumny come forward!"


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to calumny, such as: defamation, and lie.

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