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character assassination

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1 the making of false statements that damage another's reputation
  • the actor's lawyers charge that the tabloid engaged in a deliberate campaign of character assassination
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2 the use of personal attacks or insults in order to undermine an opponent
  • refused to resort to character assassination even if it meant losing his bid for governor
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