[ muhd-sling-ing ]
/ ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ /
an attempt to discredit one's competitor, opponent, etc., by malicious or scandalous attacks.
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defamation, smear, misrepresentation, disparagement, libel, obloquy, lie, hit, aspersion, dirt, detraction, slime, tale, mud, slam, backbiting, rap, depreciation, scandal, calumny
Origin of mudslinging
1880–85; mud + slinging
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Examples from the Web for mud-slinging
He talks about his latest film, the broad political satire ‘The Campaign,’ mud-slinging, Sarah Palin, and more.Director Jay Roach Sticks With Politics in New Will Ferrell Film ‘The Campaign’|Marlow Stern|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then they dragged themselves up on the bank and started what looked like a cartoon of a mud-slinging campaign.Sube Cane|Edward Bellamy Partridge
/ (ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ) /
casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics
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