Merriam-Webster announces 'Gaslighting' as its 2022 'Word of the Year'

Merriam-Webster announces 'Gaslighting' as its 2022 'Word of the Year'

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Category : Miscellaneous Published on: November 30 2022

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  • Merriam-Webster has announced its 2022 word of the year: "gaslighting."
  • Gaslighting – defined broadly as "the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage" – gained significant interest throughout the year.
  • According to Merriam-Webster, the origins of the term "gaslighting" date back to a 1938 play – "which involves a man attempting to make his wife believe that she is going insane.
  • This word is an emotional abuse. Such behaviour in love or in married life breaks a person completely. He feels himself mentally tortured.
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