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'Overused?': Pinoys share observations as Merriam-Webster tags 'gaslighting' word of 2022

Summary by Philstar Global
Is Merriam-Webster's word of the year misused or have been overused on social media? This was what some Filipinos thought after the renowned American
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Gaslighting: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2022

“Gaslighting” — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. Lookups for the word on increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before.

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Merriam Webster names ‘gaslighting’ as Word of the Year

It is an annual occurrence of note. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has proclaimed that "gaslighting" is its 2022 Word of the Year, basing its judgment on the number of times a certain word is looked up by the public.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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The Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2022 is…

“Gaslighting” — behaviour that's mind manipulating, grossly misleading, or downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year.

4 months ago·Ireland
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Merriam-Webster dictionary reveals 2022 word of the year

Merriam-Webster dictionary has selected its word of the year for 2022: gaslighting.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Merriam-Webster reveals ‘word of the year’

The English-language dictionary, Merriam-Webster, names ‘gaslighting’ as the word of the year for 2022

4 months ago·Russian Federation
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Merriam-Webster Reveals 2022 Word Of The Year

Other top-searched words include "oligarch" and "omicron."

4 months ago·United States
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