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  • muckraking — ► NOUN ▪ the action of searching out and publicizing scandal about famous people. ORIGIN coined by President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech (1906) alluding to the man with the muck rake in Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress …   English terms dictionary

  • muckraking — muck|rak|ing [ˈmʌk reıkıŋ] n [U] the practice of telling or writing unpleasant and perhaps untrue stories about people s private lives, especially famous people ▪ Two of the candidates complained of unfair muckraking during the election campaign …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • muckraking — noun (U) the practice of telling or writing unpleasant and perhaps untrue stories about people s private lives, especially famous people: low quality magazines specializing in muckraking muckraking adjective muckraker noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Muckraking — Als Muckraker (engl. für Mistkratzer, Schmutzaufwühler, Nestbeschmutzer) wurden am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts US amerikanische Journalisten und Schriftsteller bezeichnet, die als Väter des Investigativen Journalismus gelten können. Sie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • muckraking — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [MUCK raking] investigating and reporting corruption. Muckraking can sometimes be a journalist s most dangerous job. SYN.: whistle blowing, investigating, exposing, *digging for dirt, gossipmonger… …   English dictionary for students

  • muckraking — Synonyms and related words: attack, blackening, character assassination, defamation, defamation of character, defilement, denigration, dirty politics, last minute lie, malicious defamation, mudslinging, mudslinging campaign, name calling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • muckraking — muck|rak|ing [ mʌk,reıkıŋ ] noun uncount the practice of looking for and publishing evidence that a famous person has done something wrong …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • muckraking — see muck raking …   English dictionary

  • muckraking — n. defamation, slander, libelv. reveal corruption, expose scandal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muckraking — noun the action of searching out and publicizing scandal about famous people. Derivatives muckrake verb muckraker noun Origin coined by President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech (1906) alluding to Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress and the man with the… …   English new terms dictionary

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