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character assassination


      n   the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person's reputation by defamatory remarks  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    the combination of traits and qualities distinguishing the individual nature of a person or thing  
2    one such distinguishing quality; characteristic  
3    moral force; integrity  
a man of character     
a    reputation, esp. a good reputation  
b    (as modifier)  
character assassination     
5    a summary or account of a person's qualities and achievements; testimonial  
my last employer gave me a good character     
6    capacity, position, or status  
he spoke in the character of a friend rather than a father     
7    a person represented in a play, film, story, etc.; role  
8    an outstanding person  
one of the great characters of the century     
9    Informal   an odd, eccentric, or unusual person  
he's quite a character     
10       an informal word for       person  
a shady character     
11    a symbol used in a writing system, such as a letter of the alphabet  
12      (Also called)    sort     (Printing)   any single letter, numeral, punctuation mark, or symbol cast as a type  
13      (Computing)   any letter, numeral, etc., which is a unit of information and can be represented uniquely by a binary pattern  
14    a style of writing or printing  
15      (Genetics)   any structure, function, attribute, etc., in an organism that is determined by a gene or group of genes  
16    a short prose sketch of a distinctive type of person, usually representing a vice or virtue  
17    in (or out of) character   typical (or not typical) of the apparent character of a person or thing  
      vb   tr  
18    to write, print, inscribe, or engrave  
19    Rare   to portray or represent  
     (C14: from Latin: distinguishing mark, from Greek kharakter engraver's tool, from kharassein to engrave, stamp)  
  characterful      adj  
  characterless      adj  

character actor  
      n   an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters  
character armour  
      n     (Psychol)   the defence an individual exhibits to others and to himself to disguise his underlying weaknesses: a term coined by William Reich  
character assassination  
      n   the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person's reputation by defamatory remarks  
character code  
      n     (Computing)   a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes  
character recognition  
      n     (Computing)   a magnetic or optical process used to detect the shape of individual characters printed or written on paper  
character sketch  
      n   a brief description or portrayal of a person's character, qualities, etc.  
character type  
      n     (Psychol)   a cluster of personality traits commonly occurring together in an individual  
magnetic character reader  
      n   a device that automatically scans and interprets characters printed with magnetic ink. It operates by the process of magnetic character recognition  
magnetic ink character recognition  
      n   the process of reading characters printed in magnetic ink,   (Abbrev.)    MICR  
optical character reader  
      n   a computer peripheral device enabling letters, numbers, or other characters usually printed on paper to be optically scanned and input to a storage device, such as magnetic tape. The device uses the process of optical character recognition,   (Abbrev. (for both reader and recognition))    OCR  
pi character  
      n     (Printing)   any special character, such as an accent or mathematical symbol, which is not normally obtained in a standard type fount  
space character  
      n     (Computing)   a keyed space in text or data  
unit character  
      n     (Genetics)   a character inherited as a single unit and dependent on a single gene  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    attributes, bent, calibre, cast, complexion, constitution, disposition, individuality, kidney, make-up, marked traits, nature, personality, quality, reputation, temper, temperament, type  
2    honour, integrity, rectitude, strength, uprightness  
3    card     (informal)   eccentric, nut     (slang)   oddball     (informal)   odd bod     (informal)   oddity, original, queer fish     (Brit. informal)   wacko or whacko     (informal)  
4    cipher, device, emblem, figure, hieroglyph, letter, logo, mark, rune, sign, symbol, type  
5    part, persona, portrayal, role  
6    fellow, guy     (informal)   individual, person, sort, type  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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a small digital image or icon used to express or convey an idea, a mood or an emotion in electronic communication. It's a loanword from japoneese coming from e 'picture'+ moji 'letter, character'.
[Internet] Althoug being coincidental, the resemblance of the term 'emoji' to the english word 'emoticon' (a facial expression composed of keyboard characters, such as :-)) helps its memorability. 😊
- (usually of a person) lacking in intelligence, common sense, or just in general awareness; clumsy or idiotic. - [colloquial] [noun] a person that displays these character traits. - [informal] used for emphasis when something is dull, irritating, or nonsensical.
1) "I thought that I was stupid for failing my exam, but at least I tried," 2) "That's not how you do it, stupid!" 3) "I'm tired of this stupid computer!"
The ridiculous character of a religious concept or doctrine; formed from "religion" and "ridiculous", popularized by Bill Maher.
[Hum.];[Iron.];[Pej.];[Rel.] Word formed from "religion" and "ridiculous", popularized by Bill Maher: "The concepts of vicarious redemption and sacrifice are religulous."
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
representation of a facial expression composed with various combinations of keyboard characters used to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone in electronic communication. For exemple, :-) represents a smile.
[Internet] Ex: When they e-mail, people have a growing tendency to use emoticons as a fun way to relay the tone of their messages
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