mud|sling|ing «MUHD SLIHNG ihng», noun.
the use of offensive charges and misleading or slanderous accusations against an opponent in a political campaign, public meeting, or the like: »

Mudslinging for however good a cause seldom pays in the end (Sunday Times).

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  • mud·sling·ing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mudslinger — mud·sling·er (mŭdʹslĭng ər) n. One who makes malicious charges and otherwise attempts to discredit an opponent, as in a political campaign.   mudʹsling ing n. * * * …   Universalium

  • mudslinging — mud•sling•ing [[t]ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ[/t]] n. efforts to discredit one s opponent by malicious or scandalous attacks • Etymology: 1880–85 mud′sling er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — mud|sling|ing [ mʌd,slıŋıŋ ] noun uncount the practice of saying things publicly that are intended to harm someone s reputation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

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