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Merriam-Webster names 'Gaslighting' word of the year

Merriam-Webster names 'Gaslighting' word of the year

Posted: 2022/12/01   Source: The Globe and Mail

Merriam-Webster has announced the word of the year and "Gaslighting' tops the list. In this age of misinformation—of “fake news,” conspiracy theories, Twitter trolls, and deepfakes—gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time.

A driver of disorientation and mistrust, gaslighting is “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage.” 2022 saw a 1740% increase in lookups for gaslighting, with high interest throughout the year.

Merriam-Webster Word of the Year Gaslighting


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