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calumny

n. the intentional and generally vicious false accusation of a crime or other offense designed to damage one's reputation. (See: defamation)

See: aspersion, bad repute, defamation, denunciation, dishonor, libel, lie, shame, slander, vilification
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Faeldon said Lacson was 'clearly guilty of calumny or character assassination by guesswork, a mean-spirited hatchet job through contrived allegations.
Domic described the reports that claimed that President Salva Kiir wanted to step down from power allowing the army to take over as a lie, a "deliberate and calculated campaign of calumny aimed at misleading the public and cause disaffection between the civil population and the troops.
We have been astounded by the election of Donald Trump after a race to the White House of unprecedented vitriol and calumny.
In a sharply worded response June 3, the archdiocese called Martinez's claim "a calumny of such magnitude that the only avenue, which we are following, is recourse to the civil and canonical legal processes to address these intentional lies.
Churchill was a flawed genius but it is a pity that this calumny has stuck to him ever since.
Making fun of the horrors of the Soviet occupation is as blunt calumny as making fun of the Holocaust.
Unfortunately, a section of media and others have started a campaign of calumny against him inspite of there being bigger defaulters.
Among the highlights of the biography are ruffian force and cowardly calumny, banquets a midst starvation, Rowan and Mary Wollstonecraft, the Londonderry lordling, and new light on Presbyterian loyalty.
Your first step is to register the trademark CALUMNY for perfume.
Spreading calumny against Israel with apartheid walls is just fine.
We believe that justice was done in the Scottish judgement and the appeal, and we believe that the Scottish judicial system is praiseworthy, despite the calumny visited upon it by Megrahi's supporters.
Saudi nationals shared the ambassador's response on the social media and condemned the campaign of calumny against their country.