Definition of smear campaign in English:

smear campaign

Syllabification: smear cam·paign


  • A plan to discredit a public figure by making false or dubious accusations.
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    • He accused the Labor councillor and her colleagues of planning a smear campaign against him to hurt the Balance Team - a claim the councillor denies.
    • Well, Senator Kerry had to respond to these scurrilous attacks on his character as a smear campaign.
    • His write up in the newspaper smells of political witch-hunt and a political smear campaign.

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