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See definition of muckraking on Dictionary.com
  • as inslander
  • as incharacter assassination
  • as indetraction
  • as ininvestigate
  • as inslander
  • as incampaign

synonyms for muckraking

  • defamation
  • disparagement
  • libel
  • misrepresentation
  • smear
  • aspersion
  • backbiting
  • calumny
  • depreciation
  • detraction
  • dirt
  • hit
  • lie
  • mud
  • obloquy
  • rap
  • scandal
  • slam
  • slime
  • tale
  • backstabbing
  • belittlement
  • black eye
  • dirty linen
  • mud-slinging
  • dirty pool
  • dirty tricks
  • hatchet job
  • mudslinging
  • smear
  • smear campaign
  • ad hominem
  • dirty politics
  • name-calling
  • personal attack
  • slanderous attack
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antonyms for muckraking

MOST RELEVANT
  • approval
  • commendation
  • compliment
  • praise
  • flattery
  • glorification
  • nicety
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      How to use muckraking in a sentence

      Muckraking was just beginning in those days, and a prying reformer came to live for a while at the Greasy Spoon.
      THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
      Muckraking began with the exposure of vice; men like Heney, Lindsey, Folk founded their reputations on the fight against it.
      A PREFACE TO POLITICSWALTER LIPPMANN
      One, however, was sent to the Eastern magazine which had dispatched our muckraking hero to the Golden Gate.
      THE NATIVE SONINEZ HAYNES IRWIN
      The time had come, he added, to stop "muckraking" and proceed to the constructive work of removing the abuses that had grown up.
      HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESCHARLES A. BEARD AND MARY R. BEARD
      Then it went daffy over the muckraking magazine exposures, and threw out all the proprietary copy.
      THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
      It needn't be a muckraking paper, need it, forever smelling out something rotten, and exploiting it in big headlines?
      THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
      I don't believe young Mr. Surtaine will have enough money left to indulge in the luxury of muckraking, after that.
      THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
      I am glad to say muckraking is not so profitable now and it has been greatly reduced in volume.
      ETHICS IN SERVICEWILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
      The muckraking added to it aroused a spirit against all success in business, whether the methods pursued were honest or not.
      ETHICS IN SERVICEWILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
      I wish I'd had all the facts about who this red-haired female Machiavelli was—what a piece of muckraking it would have made!
      THE SILENT BULLETARTHUR B. REEVE
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      WORDS RELATED TO MUCKRAKING

      • ad hominem
      • dirty politics
      • dirty pool
      • dirty tricks
      • hatchet job
      • muckraking
      • mudslinging
      • name-calling
      • personal attack
      • slanderous attack
      • smear
      • smear campaign
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