noun, plural cal·um·nies.
Origin of calumny
Examples from the Web for calumny
One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.
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.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
The world was reduced to calumny, or, which it thought funnier, to laughing at his peculiarities; he went by the name of Combabus.Cousin Betty|Honore de Balzac
Meanwhile he secretly reflects upon the particular sort of calumny that will have the greatest degree of verisimilitude.Human Intercourse|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
How little foundation there is for this calumny is sufficiently apparent to our readers.
At that very moment the morning papers were being distributed bearing a burden of calumny.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop|Hamlin Garland