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vilification

noun

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the making of false statements that damage another's reputation
  • warned that the constant vilification of candidates for public office was undermining the people's faith in the political system

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The first known use of vilification was in 1630

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“Vilification.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vilification. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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