Definitions for character assassination
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a slandering attack, esp. intended to damage the reputation of a public or political figure.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of character assassination:
character assassination, assassination, blackwash(noun)
an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
a malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figure
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