calumny




      
  
  
\KAL-uhm-nee\, noun
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1. A false accusation of a crime or offence, intended to injure another’s reputation.
2. Malicious misrepresentation; slander.

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow // thou shalt not escape calumny.
(Shakespeare, Hamlet)