Definition of character assassination in English:

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character assassination

Pronunciation: /ˈker(ə)ktər əˌsasnˈāSHən/


The malicious and unjustified harming of a person’s good reputation.
Example sentences
  • They have indulged in character assassination, slander and libel, and the sloppiest, least scientific thinking imaginable.
  • Towards the end, the campaign took on a markedly personal form with character assassination and mudslinging becoming the order of the day.
  • Now he is suffering character assassination through leaks and attacks under parliamentary privilege.

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Syllabification: char·ac·ter as·sas·si·na·tion

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