a slandering attack, especially one intended to damage the reputation of a public or political figure.
the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person’s reputation by defamatory remarks
- Character code
noun (computing) a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes noun a binary code that represents natural language; a number used to represent a particular character; also called character encoding Examples In most operating systems today, character codes are represented by an 8-bit unit of data known as a […]
a style of balletic folk dance that intends to give a sense of national character and color. a characteristic national dance, as the habañera, mazurka, or polka. a style of balletic folk dance that interprets and represents a character’s occupation, mode of living, or personality.
a personality trait, as a habitual tendency to idealize or rationalize, that serves some unconscious defensive purpose.
a disorder characterized by socially undesirable behavior, as poor control of impulses or inability to maintain close emotional relationships, and by absence of anxiety or guilt. character disorder n. Any of a group of personality disorders characterized by a persistent pattern of maladaptive behavior, emotional instability, immaturity, compulsive gambling, sexual deviation, or alcohol or drug […]