character assassination Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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character assassinationnoun [C or U]

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an ​intentionalattempt to ​spoil the ​reputation of a ​person by ​criticizing them ​severely, ​especiallyunfairly, in the ​newspapers or on ​television
(Definition of character assassination from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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