Calumny is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand calumny (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use calumny in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of calumny, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of calumny, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
EXAMPLES - Calumny in a Sentence
- Yesterday's term was calumny, which is defined as: (source)
- Wicked doers and speakers alike delight in calumny. (source)
- Indeed, he called it a "calumny" to suggest otherwise. (source)
- This Congress branded as "calumny" the charge that it wished (source)
- It denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil-speaking, or abuse (1 (source)
- Would it allow criticism of Islamism, without the calumny of insulting Muslims? (source)
- Would it allow criticism of the state of Israel, without the calumny of anti-Semitism? (source)
- Yet even calumny is sagacious enough to discover and to attack the most vulnerable part. (source)
- Defamation-also called calumny, vilification, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (source)
- "In law, defamation-also called calumny, libel (for written words), slander (for spoken words) .... (source)
- Objectively, a calumny is a mortal sin when it is calculated to do serious harm to the person so traduced. (source)
- Certainly there must be some interest group to defend actual black dwarves the world over from this calumny. (source)
- Is it mere hostile prejudice to hold that his own poetical selections give a certain colour to the "calumny"? (source)
- Experimentation "regard this protest against certain experiments made by the men named in that paragraph, as a" calumny "? (source)
- "This is a calumny which is spread broadcast by fools who scatter their lives to the four winds of caprice and extravagance. (source)
- The idea that Presbyterians are not funny is a calumny propagated by Episcopalians, who are jealous of your dancing abilities. (source)
- The latter refused to recognize her as his daughter, practically disowned his son, and heaped the harshest kind of calumny upon the (source)
- Not only he can make significant statements from insignificant material, he can also make calumny and bluster appear effortless and obvious. (source)
- Instead, we have "blood libel," a reference to the calumny that Jews had used the blood of Christian children to make matzoh during Passover. (source)
- The latter refused to recognize her as his daughter, practically disowned his son, and heaped the harshest kind of calumny upon the Sedgwicks. (source)
- Oh! if there were more of us liker Jesus Christ in our purity, there would be more of us who would deserve the calumny which is praise -- 'the friend of sinners.' (source)
- If they were to shout "Fuck the Pope" I would probably experience feelings of mild distress and may form the view that such a calumny is vile and disproportionate. (source)
- The Brinvilliers do not belong to this century: this age possesses calumny, which is a much more convenient instrument of death; and it is by that I shall perish. " (source)
- Smith added that an opposition party should act responsibly and not seek to "ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny -- fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear." (source)
- The Brinvilliers  do not belong to this age; people now use calumny, which is much more effectual for killing people; and it is by calumny that they will work my destruction. [ (source)
- (Laugier, tom.ii. p. 119) accuse the emperor Manuel; but the calumny is refuted by Villehardouin and the older writers, who suppose that Dandolo lost his eyes by a wound, (No. 31, and (source)
- He leaves the reader to think he was a man capable of hard exertion, whereas, the reverse was the case; the suppression of truth is, in this case, as much a calumny as the fabrication of falsehood. (source)
- We consider therefore not the calumny which is reckoned such by the moralities of an earthly court, but that which is found guilty by the spiritualities of the courts of heaven -- that is, the mind of God. (source)
- Whatever his intentions in doing so, that position served to paint Iraq as the bad war, while at the same time liberating Democrats from the calumny that they have been perennially soft on national security. (source)
- Unsurprisingly, his statement has not put an end to the calumny peddled by Ehud Barak and other Israeli leaders that Yasir Arafat's real intention all along had been to salami-slice Israel's territory until it is eliminated. (source)
- So why bother going online to call them names (it's not just me, it's anyone who posts from a faith perspective including the aforementioned conservatives who come in for their share of calumny from these supposed superior intellects)? (source)
- And it's not exactly hinged for Klein to respond to a calm rebuttal of his post, that did not accuse him of anti-Israel extremism, being anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic, nor engage in any "calumny" against the president with this diatribe: (source)
- In an appearance at a health facility, he instead decried those who he said were diverting attention from essential issues such as health care to wallow in "horror and calumny that has only one goal, to soil others without any kind of reality." (source)
- I know no kind of calumny more frightful or frequent than this which takes away the character of women, no men more reckless and mischievous than those who lightly use it, and no kind of cowards more despicable than the people who invent these slanders. (source)
- In spite of the many obstacles placed in our way by nefarious Victorians, despite the calumny and opprobrium heaped upon this venture by the armies of ignorance, despite rather too much faffing about, drinks n feedbags are on at Lock n Load tonight. 7pm. (source)
- "His reaction is in stark contrast to that from bishops rushing to dismiss our well documented charges as 'calumny'," he added. comments by Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center and Bishop Roger Morin of Biloxi, made last week following a report from ALL. (source)
- When they place these phrases in opposition to each other, they do this, not from the meaning which I affix to them, but from their own; and, therefore, according to the signification which they give to them severally, they fabricate this calumny, which is an act of iniquity. (source)
- Whereas Robert Lowell had a secure sense of himself as a conductor in the vast orchestral schema called History, for Olds and the post-feminist writers of our era womanhood as it exists is an unfathomable conspiracy, a calumny against some ideal nature that must nevertheless be embraced. (source)
- 6, Another kind of calumny is, by instilling sly suggestions, which although they do not downrightly assert falsehoods, yet they breed sinister opinions in the hearers, especially in those who, from weakness or credulity, from jealousy or prejudice, from negligence or inadvertency, are prone to entertain them. (source)
- The Finnish courts ultimately agreed, holding that the law as it stood provided for this information to be revealed only in respect of specified criminal offences - and although defamation ( "calumny") was a criminal offence, it was not a sufficiently serious offence to fall within the scope of the legislation. (source)
- Another calumny is their charging us with opposition to the fathers, -- I mean the writers of the earlier and purer ages, -- as if those writers were abettors of their impiety; whereas, if the contest were to be terminated by this authority, the victory in most parts of the controversy -- to speak in the most modest terms -- would be on our side. (source)
- The bad guys in the film are mere cardboard caricatures of what were already pasteboard mockups of evil in the novel; we are suppose to hate them for what they are doing to Hank and Dagny, but cast as pudgy pencil-mustached cigar-chomping villains it's hard to believe they could evince such cunning and calumny to bring down the world's greatest producers. (source)
- I know no life that must be so delicious as that of a writer for newspapers, or a leading member of the opposition -- to thunder forth accusations against men in power; show up the worst side of every thing that is produced; to pick holes in every coat; to be indignant, sarcastic, jocose, moral, or supercilious; to damn with faint praise, or crush with open calumny! (source)
- 'I know no life that must be so delicious as that of a writer for newspapers, or a leading member of the opposition -- to thunder forth accusations against men in power; show up the worst side of every thing that is produced; to pick holes in every coat; to be indignant, sarcastic, jocose, moral, or supercilious; to damn with faint praise, or crush with open calumny! (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "calumny" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 2 synonyms for calumny.
We have 0 antonyms for calumny.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of calumny from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
- (noun) The utterance of maliciously false statements; slander.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
- (noun) false charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) Synonyms Lying, falsehood, libel, aspersion, detraction, backbiting, defamation, evil-speaking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
- (noun) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions