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Princeton's WordNet

  1. character assassination, assassination, blackwashnoun

    an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

  2. assassinationnoun

    murder of a public figure by surprise attack


  1. assassinationnoun

    killing or murder for political reasons

    The assassination of the king occurred at night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassinationnoun

    the act of assassinating; a killing by treacherous violence


  1. Assassination

    Assassination is the murder of a prominent person or political figure by a surprise attack, usually for payment or political reasons. A person who commits such an act is called an assassin. An assassination may be prompted by religious, ideological, political, or military motives; it may be carried out for the prospect of financial gain, to avenge a grievance, or from the desire to acquire fame or notoriety.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassination in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of assassination in a Sentence

  1. John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965]:

    If I am to die, this is the week for it. -- John F. Kennedy (to aide John McClone in response to a CIA report about rumours of an assassination plot), June 1962.

  2. Mark Galeotti:

    We have to have the caution that this could be just a particularly bad form of food poisoning, but this does certainly bear all the hallmarks of what the Russians call ‘wet work,’ or an assassination attempt.

  3. Dianne Feinstein:

    You have to remember how I became mayor. I became mayor after being defeated twice as a product of assassination, of the mayor being killed and the first openly gay public official in America being killed by a friend and colleague of mine. So I saw firsthand when a city becomes divided, I saw and watched while squad cars (were) being blown up in a riot.

  4. Hassan Rouhani:

    I warn all those who boycott, that if our abilities in fighting drugs and terrorism in their origins is undermined, you will not be able to survive the debris of drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination.

  5. The DEA:

    Following the assassination of President Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, the suspect reached out to Haitian President Jovenel Moïse contacts at The DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a U.S. State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and one other individual.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. valetudinarian
    • B. askant
    • C. jejune
    • D. tenebrous

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