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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Searching out or writing about dishonest acts of public officials or business people.

Usage examples (37)
  • muckraking is sometimes looked down upon but it often uncovers important information that can help prevent dishonesty in the government.
  • "Leveen, which is an independent Kurdish magazine founded 6 years ago in Sulaimani, is known as a muckraking journal in Kurdistan and Iraq."
  • BTW, "muckraking" continues to be honest work, more exhilarating than tiring.
  • I wouldn't the call the piece in question from the Columbia school of journalism "muckraking" for more
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