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July 24, 2005

Word of the Week #13


calumny \KAL-um-nee\ noun

1 : a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation
2 : the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation

Example sentence:
"The idea that computer games make children socially awkward adults is a preposterous calumny," sputtered Ted.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

Posted by Sissy at July 24, 2005 08:47 PM | TrackBack

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Wasn't this word derived from Calumny Jane?

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 25, 2005 10:27 AM

Hmm, it wont let me send you a proper track back... go figure.

Posted by: Contagion at July 26, 2005 01:34 PM