name calling


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Noun1.name calling - verbal abusename calling - verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
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It used to be that only the lowest in our Palestinian community would resort to name calling; for example describing others as "Uncle Toms," "traitors" or "quislings." Recently, however, some of the strongest voices have turned away from effective leadership, in the face of failed policies, to become bullhorns for rejectionism, despair and, worst of all, name-calling.
'The Senate President has resorted to name calling and language engineering in a bid to divert public attention from the drastic budget cuts imposed by the Senate on the President's major infrastructure projects and social programs,' Andaya said in a statement.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday has banned Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry's entrance in the upper house over name calling during the session.
ISLAMABAD ndash Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday has banned Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry's entrance in the upper house over name calling during the session.
The disgusting name calling, and accusations, among what are supposed to be intelligent people running our country, is just a joke.
"In our world today there is so much name calling. You don't feel yourself being called.
They don't bully or hit him - it's more name calling and teasing.
This included name calling, comments, jokes and stereotyping of different races.
Summary: Name calling, whining kids, cruel commentsC* just another day in the childish playground that is so often the Middle East.
Aimee's mother, Victoria Parkinson, told the inquest her "sensitive and caring" daughter was subjected to regular name calling and was hit by another pupil.
Obviously, the creative process of exploring the destructive nature of name calling and then personalizing the damage done through creating this wounded character was an emotional and powerful revelation to many of the teacher participants.