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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
  • aspersion
  • calumny
  • character assassination
  • defamation
  • denigration
  • libel
  • malice
  • malicious statement
  • obloquy
  • slander
  • traducement
  • vilification

denigration

noun. belittlement

mudslinging

noun. smear campaign
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