character assassination

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Synonyms for character assassination

the expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone

Synonyms for character assassination

an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

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The Japan Times devoted its front-page splash to a character assasination on the Frenchman.
The biggest blame for this character assasination is laid at Lord Macaulay's door.
qPaul McCartney urges fans to boycott Albert Goldman's character assasination of John Lennon in his book The Lives Of John Lennon.
I T'S KNOWN in the trade as the old 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' routine, and it's a priceless weapon for anybody bent on character assasination.
Rena Davidson, Blantyre, said: 'Balde should get on to his lawyers straight away and sue Yorkston for character assasination and defamation.