American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
- n. The utterance of maliciously false statements; slander.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. False accusation of crime, misconduct, or defect, knowingly or maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; untruth maliciously spoken, to the detraction of another; a defamatory report; slander.
- n. Synonyms Lying, falsehood, libel, aspersion, detraction, backbiting, defamation, evil-speaking.
- n. a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
- n. false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction.
- n. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
- n. a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
- Middle French calomnie, from Latin calumnia ("slander"), perhaps from calvor ("I deceive"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English calumnie, from Old French calomnie, from Latin calumnia, from calvī, to deceive. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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