Definition of kompromat in English:

kompromat

Pronunciation /ˌkämprəˈmät/ /ˌkɑmprəˈmɑt/

noun

  • Compromising information collected for use in blackmailing, discrediting, or manipulating someone, typically for political purposes.

    ‘the leak shows that kompromat need not reveal anything illegal to be damaging’
    • ‘The publicity around kompromat contributes to an environment of paranoia.’
    • ‘In the era of kompromat, focusing on security fundamentals is the best and safest way forward.’
    • ‘He resigned after the kompromat was leaked.’
    • ‘She was ambitious for the top job and appeared to have struck a deal for them to give her the kompromat.’
    • ‘The kompromat is in the hands of the police.’
    • ‘Several attempts at locating the kompromat failed.’
    • ‘The gathering of kompromat is an organic process.’
    • ‘They may allow the release of a false and weak form of kompromat to suggest they don't have anything stronger.’
    • ‘Modern cyberspace allows both unprecedented access to kompromat and a global distribution platform.’
    • ‘Kompromat need not reveal anything illegal to be damaging.’

Origin

Russian, short for komprometirujuščij material ‘compromising material’.

Pronunciation

kompromat

/ˌkämprəˈmät/ /ˌkɑmprəˈmɑt/