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character assassination

noun

Simple Definition of character assassination

  • : the act of saying false things about a person usually in order to make the public stop liking or trusting that person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of character assassination

  1. :  the slandering of a person usually with the intention of destroying public confidence in that person

Examples of character assassination in a sentence

  1. None of those rumors are true. She's been the victim of character assassination.

  2. <the actor's lawyers charge that the tabloid engaged in a deliberate campaign of character assassination>



1944

First Known Use of character assassination

1944


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