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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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.
The Stagecoach multi-millionaire said: "The Government are clearly losing the debate and have sadly now resorted to abuse and character assasination.
"Since the regrettable events in Mullingar Stephen Byrne has been the victim of character assasination and a witch hunt by the national press.