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Synonyms for assassination

Synonyms for assassination

an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

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After Rabin's assasination, Shimon Peres and the Labor establishment failed to expose the extent to which mainstream leaders and institutions lent tacit or overt support to violent zealots.
The broadcast was 80 seconds late due to the preceding news bulletin reporting the assasination of President John F Kennedy, and a widespread power failure prevented many viewers from hearing the theme tune, but that didn't stop it from becoming it the longest-running sci-fi series in the world.
His first two short films, Introduction to the End of an Argument (1992) and Homage By Assasination (1993), won widespread recognition and numerous awards.
Ethiopia has also accused al-Itihadd for being behind several assasination attempts in Addis Ababa in recent years.
The biggest blame for this character assasination is laid at Lord Macaulay's door.
The couple's six children are flying in from Australia and South Africa for their mother's funeral, as speculation mounted that the accident was an assasination attempt on Robert Mugabe's arch-rival.
Caspian survives an assasination attempt, goes on the run and teams up with the Pevensies (Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell) to overthrow the evil king and restore peace.
Henson's treatment and character assasination by the press has almost destroyed his game.
Although this is a family history, it deals primarily with Claus, for it was he who played a key role in the anti-Nazi resistance movement and ultimately dared to attempt an assasination of the Fuhrer.
Perhaps some of the whippersnappers who indulge in this character assasination aren't old enough to remember Gary Player.
because of the gunshot wound he suffered in a foiled assasination attempt in 1981 and in light of his long-term struggle with Parkinson's disease.
The assasination came two days after the end of Lebanon's month-long general elections during which the anti-Syria coalition won a majority of parliament seats.
The arrest of the alleged would-be perpetrator, reportedly a Croatian war veteran who intended heading into Slovenian territory to carry out the assasination, generated media comment that the incident was a measure of the emotions being stirred up by the border dispute.
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, expressed profound sorrow over assasination of the Turkmen politician in a heinous act of terror.
The assasination of the Hamas leaders took place while they sat in a private car in the neighborhood of Tel As-Sultan in Rafah.