Simple Definition of witch hunt
: the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil
Full Definition of witch hunt
1 : a searching out for persecution of persons accused of witchcraft
2 : the searching out and deliberate harassment of those (as political opponents) with unpopular views
witch–huntingnoun or adjective
Examples of witch hunt in a sentence
He was the victim of a congressional witch hunt against Communists.
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