Definitions

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  • verb UK Present participle of gaslight.

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Examples

  • "gaslighting" - "an insidious set of psychological manipulations" that have "invaded our media, infiltrated our churches, and attacked our most basic free institutions."

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  • This sounds more like "gaslighting" of the highest (lowest?) order.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • If anyone is "gaslighting" it would be you with your personal attacks on Mr. Northam and nonsensical postings on everything else.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • These people are poor excuses for human beings, who take great pleasure in "gaslighting" legitimate posters and readers by veiling their lies under various online identities.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • This sounds more like "gaslighting" of the highest (lowest?) order.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • These people are poor excuses for human beings, who take great pleasure in "gaslighting" legitimate posters and readers by veiling their lies under various online identities.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • These people are poor excuses for human beings, who take great pleasure in "gaslighting" legitimate posters and readers by veiling their lies under various online identities.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • If anyone is "gaslighting" it would be you with your personal attacks on Mr. Northam and nonsensical postings on everything else.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • If anyone is "gaslighting" it would be you with your personal attacks on Mr. Northam and nonsensical postings on everything else.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • This sounds more like "gaslighting" of the highest (lowest?) order.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

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  • Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory and perception. It may simply be the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, or it could be the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim.

    The term "gaslighting" comes from the play Gas Light and its film adaptations. In those works a character uses a variety of tricks, including turning the gas lamps lower than normal, to convince his spouse that she is crazy. Since then it became a colloquial expression which has now also been used in clinical and research literature

    (Wikipedia)

    December 31, 2011

  • I'm reminded of the conversation over on gasometer for some reason.

    December 31, 2011

  • Psychological Abuse

    May 2, 2017