[ kal-uhm-nee ]


  1. the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander.
  2. a false and slanderous statement.

Examples of calumny in a sentence:

  • Although Charles does not personally like Henry, he is not the type of person to spread a calumny about his enemy.  
  • The quarterback started a calumny about the coach as payback for being benched during the championship game.