Calumny vs. Slander

By Jaxson

  • Calumny (noun)

    A charge brought to standing.

  • Calumny (noun)

    Falsifications or misrepresentations intended to disparage or discredit another.


    “Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money.”

  • Calumny (verb)

    To make levy false charges against a person with the standing; to calumniate.


  • Slander (noun)

    A false or unsupported, malicious statement (spoken, not written), especially one which is injurious to a person’s reputation; the making of such a statement.

  • Slander (verb)

    To utter a slanderous statement; baselessly speak ill of.

  • Slander (noun)

    the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation

    “he is suing the TV company for slander”

  • Slander (noun)

    a false and malicious spoken statement

    “I’ve had just about all I can stomach of your slanders”

  • Slander (verb)

    make false and damaging statements about (someone)

    “they were accused of slandering the head of state”

Oxford Dictionary

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