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character assassination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of character assassination

  1. 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 Synonyms of character assassination aspersing, blackening, calumniation, calumny, slander, defamation, defaming, libel, libeling (or libelling), maligning, smearing, traducing, vilification, vilifyingWords Related to character assassination aspersion, innuendo, muck, mud, smear; backbiting, detraction; abuse, invective, vituperation; attack, censure, criticism, denunciation, hatchet job; contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, denigration, disparagement; cattiness, despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousnessNear Antonyms of character assassination acclaim, accolade, applause, commendation, praise; esteem, honor, respect; adulation, flattery; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship

  2. 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 Synonyms of character assassination name-calling, mudslingingWords Related to character assassination defamation, libel, maligning, slander, smearing, vilification; belittlement, detraction, disparagement; abuse, invective, vituperation; censure, denunciation, revilement; aspersion, innuendo


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