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(noun) a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation / (noun) the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation

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calumniating
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By presenting the intellectual with a more or less accurate image of the popular culture, advertising earns his enmity and calumny.

Quoting advertising scholar Martin Mayer

—p.45 Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young (37) missing author
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Soon after becoming Archbishop of Los Angeles, he parroted the calumnies against academic freedom at American Catholic universities being spread by Cardinal Ratzinger

—p.306 New Confessions (289) by Mike Davis
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people sought sophisticated explanations in terms of revolutionary psychology, by which the disgraced leaders, now with no hope, calumnied themselves solely to collaborate in the development of socialism

—p.194 Was I a Stalinist Too? (192) by Italo Calvino
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To stay with him would be to accept his calumnies.

—p.300 by Suat Derviş
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Slander had no effect on his name, calumny and insult heaped on him rebounded ineffectually and ended up bestowing on him a strange new aura.

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—p.273 6. Deadlock of the Revolution: 1926-1928 (227) by Victor Serge
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the mischaracterizations of Marx’s ideas were quite fantastic (as were his calumnies against them)

—p.xvi Preface: Marx at the Chicken Shack (ix) by Mike Davis
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Lázár once told me, half-jokingly, that there’s nothing as true as calumny.

—p.180 by Sándor Márai
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It cheapens the whole . . . it’s a calumny, that’s what it is, on my work

—p.250 PART I (1) by William Gaddis
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the politics of the Communist Party, which consists of lying to its own troops, of calumniating

—p.222 Situation of the Writer in 1947 (128) by Jean-Paul Sartre
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