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character assassination

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  • nounattack someone's reputation
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Synonyms for character assassination

noun attack someone's reputation
  • ad hominem
  • blackening
  • dirty politics
  • dirty pool
  • dirty tricks
  • hatchet job
  • muckraking
  • mudslinging
  • name-calling
  • personal attack
  • slanderous attack
  • smear
  • smear campaign

More words related to character assassination

calumniation

noun. false accusation

defamation

noun. libel, slander

denigration

noun. belittlement

mudslinging

noun. smear campaign

smear campaign

noun. attempt to defame another

traducement

noun. libel
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