Definition of Brainwashing

1. Noun. Forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs.

Generic synonyms: Indoctrination



Definition of Brainwashing

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of brain-washing) ¹

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Definition of Brainwashing

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Brainwashing

1. Inducing an individual to modify attitudes and actions in certain directions through the application of various forms of psychological pressure or torture. (17 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Brainwashing

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1. Paradoxes of Free Will by Gunther Siegmund Stent (2002)
"brainwashing. The need for taking into account the entire context in which a morally relevant action took place in judging its blameworthiness is shown by ..."

2. Changing Perspectives by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"brainwashing I am appreciative to see that the staff has opted to rerun information on brainwashing and major programs structured by your government(s) to ..."

3. The Mother of All Webs Who Gotcha! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"Our evil enemies also know that this kind of knowledge is sure to disrupt and derail the brainwashing process. For this reason, our resourceful opponents ..."

4. Accounting for Pow/Mias from the Korean War and the Vietnam War: Hearing edited by Robert K. Dornan (1998)
"During this period, I wrote the speech for Dr. Mayo on brainwashing when they accused ... This was mostly on brainwashing and the techniques that they used. ..."

5. IRS Oversight: Congressional Hearings edited by William V. Roth, Jr. (1999)
"The IRS issued a "Background" paper on the Tony and Susan Alamo Foundation which stated: "Through brainwashing, Tony and Susan Alamo required the associates ..."

6. The Dark Charade by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1991)
"Ever since the days of the Korean war it had been known conclusively that brainwashing techniques can cause many people to do all kinds of things. ..."

7. The Ultimate Psychopolitics, Mass Mind Control and the Global Control System by Ceres (1993)
"Dr. Weinstein then comments: “The parallel with (Dr. Ewen) Cameron's theory of differential amnesia is striking, and the relationship to brainwashing is ..."

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