cal·um·ny /ˈkæləmni ||ˈkæljəm-/
Cal·um·ny n.; pl. Calumnies False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction. “Infamous calumnies.”
Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. --Shak.
n 1: a malicious attack [syn: defamation, obloquy, traducement,
2: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name [syn:
aspersion, slander, defamation, denigration]