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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The Spaniard is disturbed that a whispering campaign has started in the last few days, linking other managers with his job.
He said that for quite sometime a whispering campaign was going on suggesting that efforts wee afoot to get the elections postponed and pave way for a government of technocrats for three t four years to eventually re-write the political landscape of the country.
But there's another side to the story, and that's his rather, shall we say, erratic Dem campaign, which included his frequently repeated charge that the rival Shea-Porter campaign was mounting a "whispering campaign" about domestic abuse against him.
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
THE wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow launched a tirade at Tory MPs she claimed were conducting a "whispering campaign" against him.
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.
Storrie has spoken to Redknapp over what both suspect is a whispering campaign - an attempt to destabilise much-fancied Pompey's Wembley preparations.