Oxford Dictionaries named “post-truth” word of the year
- 17.11.2016, 11:45,
- Culture » Culture. Main
The Oxford Dictionaries has announced the word of the year for 2016 with the term use rose 2,000 percent between this year and last.
“Post-truth” has been declared as the word of the year reflecting what Oxford Dictionaries called a "highly-charged" political 12 months.
The word is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”
Oxford Dictionaries' Casper Grathwohl said post-truth could become "one of the defining words of our time".
Oxford Dictionaries say the use of "post-truth" increased during the political campaigns of 2016