whispering campaign


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whispering campaign

n
the organized diffusion by word of mouth of defamatory rumours designed to discredit a person, group, etc

whis′pering campaign`


n.
the organized spreading of insinuations or rumors to destroy the reputation of a person, group, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whispering campaign - the organized dissemination of derogatory rumors designed to discredit a candidate
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
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whispering campaign

ncampagna diffamatoria
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A POLICE Scotland deputy chief lost the top job because of a whispering campaign against him, insiders have claimed.
Team Sky's Froome was subjected to unprecedented abuse and a whispering campaign as he clinched his second Tour de France title in July.
Despite working for a local paper, his story makes headlines nationally - and a whispering campaign "ks launched to discredit the journalist, "kill the messenger".
Fed up at a growing whispering campaign in his homeland, the former Sunderland striker was moved to deny murdering Ghana rapper Castro and friend Janet Bandu.
He said another bench may hear the issue of whispering campaign involving his son in a financial scam.
It's a very strange place" Labour MP Steve Rotheram "They've all gone mad" The Queen's reported comment on seeing banks of photographers on the eve of the royal wedding last April "I was beaten by a camel, a rice pudding and a teapot" Sarah Moncrieff, an accountancy consultant, on coming 35,815th in the London Marathon "How sad that it is those who condemn racial and sexual stereotyping who are the most prone to practise it" Tory peer Lord Tebbit on the whispering campaign against Archbishop of York John Sentamu becoming the new Archbishop of Canterbury
Earlier this year, Mr Burkill said he felt he had been forced out by a whispering campaign within the company and that BA management allowed false rumours that he had "frozen" at the controls of the 777, leaving Mr Coward to land the aircraft, to fester.
Eileen (Deirdre Davis) and Shona (Julie Duncanson) start a whispering campaign claiming she is lying.
Storrie has spoken to Redknapp over what both suspect is a whispering campaign - an attempt to destabilise much-fancied Pompey's Wembley preparations.
Meanwhile, Tottenham skipper Ledley King has responded to the whispering campaign about his future by insisting: "I'm not retiring".
His own MPs have led a whispering campaign against his performance in recent weeks after the party slumped in the polls.
Robbie Fowler has had to battle throughout his career with a whispering campaign about him taking drugs.