Definition of McCarthyite in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See McCarthyism

    • ‘I would hope that all the institutions represented here would join in a protest against this McCarthyite attempt to suppress dissident views.’
    • ‘In a bitterly angry riposte Benveniste described the investigation as a mockery of scientific inquiry, and compared it to a Salem witch hunt or a McCarthyite prosecution.’
    • ‘They think it's a McCarthyist vendetta against Dr Wakefield.’
    • ‘They think it's a McCarthyite vendetta against Dr Wakefield.’
    • ‘In the absence of that, this is just a McCarthyist witch-hunt.’