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A severe criticism or malicious verbal attack meant to ruin someone's reputation.
informal a malicious or devastating verbal or written attack
a maliciously destructive critique or verbal attack.
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|Noun||1.||hatchet job - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions|
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
slander - words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
name calling, names - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"