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whispering campaign

n
the organized diffusion by word of mouth of defamatory rumours designed to discredit a person, group, etc
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whis′pering campaign`


n.
the organized spreading of insinuations or rumors to destroy the reputation of a person, group, etc.
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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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Translations

whispering campaign

ncampagna diffamatoria
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Summary: The political whisper campaign against Riad Salameh and the gross mishandling of his term renewal by our political class put our monetary and economic stability in jeopardy.
Louis Post-Dispatch, revealed in the newspaper that Schweich had told him about an anti-Semitic "whisper campaign" against him, orchestrated by John Hancock, the head of the Missouri Republican Party.