What does it mean?
To maliciously attack a friend's intergrity
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Character assassination is an intentional attempt to influence the portrayal or reputation of a particular person, in such a way as to cause others to develop an extremely negative, unethical or unappealing perception of him or her. By its nature, it involves deliberate exaggeration and manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person.
This can cause the target to be rejected by his or her community, family, friends or members of his or her living or work environment. Such acts are typically very difficult to reverse or rectify, therefore the process is correctly likened to a literal assassination of a human life. The damage sustained can be life-long. Character assassination usually consists of the spreading of rumors and deliberate misinformation on topics relating to one's morals, integrity, and reputation.