mudslinging
noun see mudslinger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mudslinging — [mud′sliŋ΄iŋ] n. the practice of making unscrupulous, malicious attacks against an opponent, as in a political campaign mudslinger n …   English World dictionary

  • mudslinging — noun a) Casting aspersions with intent to discredit. The campaign degenerated into mutual mudslinging, each candidate trying to tarnish the others repuation and looking bad in the process. b) An act of mudslinging. The mudslinging didnt help… …   Wiktionary

  • mudslinging — /ˈmʌdslɪŋɪŋ/ (say mudslinging) noun the act of discrediting an opponent, especially one in public office, by hurling abusive accusations at them: *Good Lord, we should surely be past that kind of mudslinging. –rodney hall, 1987. –mudslinger, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • mudslinging — Synonyms and related words: attack, blackening, character assassination, defamation, defamation of character, defilement, denigration, dirty politics, last minute lie, malicious defamation, muckraking, mudslinging campaign, name calling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mudslinging — mud|sling|ing [ˈmʌdslıŋıŋ] n [U] when someone says bad and often untrue things about someone in order to make other people have a low opinion of them ▪ There has been a lot of political mudslinging in the battle for votes. >mudslinger n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mudslinging — noun (U) the practice of saying bad and often untrue things about someone in order to make other people have a low opinion of them: There has been a lot of political mudslinging in the battle for votes. mudslinger noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mudslinging — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the use of offensive epithets and invective against an individual especially during a political campaign acrimonious debate and mudslinging American Guide Series: Ind …   Useful english dictionary

  • mudslinging — mudslinger, n. /mud sling ing/, n. an attempt to discredit one s competitor, opponent, etc., by malicious or scandalous attacks. [1880 85; MUD + SLINGING] * * * …   Universalium

  • mudslinging — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. smear campaign, slander, defamation, scandalizing, libeling, name calling, dragging one s name through the mud, *political parry and jab. ANT.: compliment, praise, tribute II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An attempt… …   English dictionary for students

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