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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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But now a competitor is selling a cosmetic product with a very similar ponytail design in a case that resembles the CALUMNY perfume bottle.
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.
For these many years, I have regarded the Hawthorn[e] family as my friends--and now just when I need most to be at peace with all the world this calumny is sprung upon me
The final calumny was her death by asphyxiation at the local hospital, a scene we witnessed first-hand.
NNA - National News Agency Director, Laure Sleiman Sb, on Thursday said that journalism was never a political bazr or a dais for slander, calumny, and lies, but rather a pen that conveys news with objectivity, accuracy, and impartiality.
KEVIN Maguire co-authored Great Parliamentary Scandals: Five Centuries of Calumny, Smear & Innuendo.
He is certainly welcome to Gujarat to campaign for the Congress party, but has come and joined, unfortunately, the campaign of calumny, based on untruths and misleading the public with falsehoods.
Excess in eating or drinking may, for example, lead to various improprieties and indiscretions, to unchastity, to sins against justice and charity, to back-biting, to calumny, to slander.
Kennedy's operatives were also not above playing "dirty tricks," spreading the calumny in West Virginia that Humphrey had shirked military service.
I have come to launch a campaign of ideas, not one of calumny.