Meaning of McCarthyism
Pronunciation: (mu-kär'thē-iz"um), [key]
- the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, esp. of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.
- the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, esp. in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.
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