Meaning of -BASHING in English

-BASHING

transcription, транскрипция: [ -bæʃɪŋ ]

1.

-bashing combines with nouns to form nouns or adjectives that refer to strong, public, and often unfair criticism of the people or group mentioned. ( JOURNALISM )

Tory-bashing or Labour-bashing will not be enough to shift bored, suspicious voters.

COMB in N-UNCOUNT , ADJ [ disapproval ]

2.

-bashing combines with nouns to form nouns or adjectives that refer to the activity of violently attacking the people mentioned just because they belong to a particular group or community.

...an outburst of violent gay-bashing in New York and other cities.

COMB in N-UNCOUNT , ADJ [ disapproval ]

3.

see also bash

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