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McCarthyismnoun [U]

uk   /məˈkɑː.θi.ɪ.zəm/  us   /-ˈkɑːr-/
the ​practice of ​accusing someone of being a ​Communist and ​thereforeavoiding or not ​trusting them: McCarthyism is ​named after the American ​politician Joseph McCarthy, who in the 1950s ​accused many Americans of being Communists. She was a ​victim of McCarthyism.
McCarthyite
noun [C], adjective uk   us   /-aɪt/ (also McCarthyist )
He ​led a McCarthyite witchhunt against ​homosexuals.
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