character assassination


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character assassination

n.
The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.

character assassin n.

character assassination

n
the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person's reputation by defamatory remarks

char′acter assassina`tion


n.
a slandering attack, esp. intended to damage the reputation of a public or political figure.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.character assassination - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

character assassination

noun
The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
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He said that social media was being used for character assassination of others by making their cartoons, parodies or using photo-shop or implementing various other modern tools.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Monday lashed out at his opponents while saying that a malicious campaign of character assassination continues to run against the party and its government with full force.
The nation knows who pulls the strings of these people who carry out the character assassination of others,' he said.
There are fewer opportunities for them and the available ones are plagued with character assassination.
Summary: Court comes down heavily on Vijayan, says his press meet amounted to character assassination and could have been avoided
I don't like criticising America to foreign audiences but I've nothing but criticism for this election campaign - it's vapid, it's issue-less, it's all personal, it's character assassination.
These statements made through the media and social media hurt me a lot due to the kind of Character Assassination of me" Minister Bathiudeen said on 23 December.
It is also time to sweep away the character assassination deliberately waged against him both during his life and even after his death: he was a great man whom we should - as a nation, and across political boundaries - be proud to salute".
I appeal to everyone concerned to avoid character assassination as the matter is sub- judice, Thampu said at a presser.
And David is highly agitated as his rival's lawyer launches a vicious character assassination on him, dragging up his many criminal capers, of which there are enough to fill an entire police filing cabinet.
CDATA[ Why is it that a handleras character assassination of his agent, 30 years down the line - this handler who abandoned Pollard - is so appealing to media that it is rebroadcast as breaking news on Israeli TV, as it was this week?
Character assassination is the deliberate destruction of an individual's reputation in this area.