Mccarthyism meaning

mə-kärthē-ĭzəm
The practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence.
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The use of unfair investigatory or accusatory methods in order to suppress opposition.
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The use of indiscriminate, often unfounded, accusations, sensationalism, inquisitorial investigative methods, etc., as in the suppression of political opponents.
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Origin of mccarthyism

  • After Joseph Raymond McCarthy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition