name calling, names(noun)
verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
"sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
Name calling is abusive or insulting language referred to a person or group, a verbal abuse. This phenomenon is studied by a variety of academic disciplines from anthropology, to child psychology, to politics. It is also studied by rhetoricians, and a variety of other disciplines that study propaganda techniques and their causes and effects. The technique is most frequently employed within political discourse and school systems, in an attempt to negatively impact their opponent.
The numerical value of name calling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of name calling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s all about name calling and bullying and shaming people into shutting up.
Right now, the divisiveness, the division, the name calling, it just doesn't go down well with me.
There's a lot of rhetoric out there, some of which feels like name-calling, all of which makes the situation read as worse than it used to be.
It would be a shame if the Democrats win this election because of all the disputing and name-calling and the way they tend to act during debates.
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- навешивание ярлыковRussian
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