Calumny vs Hatchet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between calumny and hatchet

is that calumny is a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another while hatchet is a small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.

As a verb hatchet is

to cut with a hatchet.

calumny

English

Noun

(calumnies)
  • A falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
  • Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money .
  • False charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
  • Derived terms

    * calumniate

    Synonyms

    * defamation * obloquy * vilification * See also

    hatchet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
  • * Longfellow
  • Buried was the bloody hatchet .

    Derived terms

    * bury the hatchet * hatchetation * hatchet-faced * hatchet job * hatchet man

    Verb

  • To cut with a hatchet.