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character assassination


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vicious personal verbal attack, especially one intended to destroy or damage a public figure's reputation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figure

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation


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