Part of speech:
The definition of calumny is a lie or the act of saying a lie that is intended to be hurtful.
Such a spoken statement
The telling of a lie or lies
Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
Full of calumnies; slanderous
Used in reference to an utterance, to indicate that it is false and harmful to the reputation of another.
Characterized by or constituting slander
A false or damaging accusation or insinuation:
The utterance of a false statement that harms the reputation of another. Although most state laws require that a defamatory statement be made with knowledge of its falsehood, in some jurisdictions a cause of action exists for negligent defamation. Libel (involving a written false statement, including statements transmitted on the Internet) and slander (spoken, as opposed to written, false statements), are both forms of defamation.
A piece of satirical writing, usually attacking or ridiculing someone
A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
(Obs.) To accuse
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
The definition of malign is to speak badly about or criticism someone.
To be or become smeared
Vilify is defined as to make a comment about a person that makes him look bad.
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
The definition of a compliment is the act of giving praise.
purposefully lie about someone
The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
To speak maliciously about (an absent person); slander
To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
Traduce is to say mean and untrue things about a person or thing, or to betray.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
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