Definition of Scapegoating

1. Verb. (present participle of scapegoat) ¹



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Definition of Scapegoating

1. scapegoat [v] - See also: scapegoat

Medical Definition of Scapegoating

1. Process in which the mechanisms of projection or displacement are utilised in focusing feelings of aggression, hostility, frustration, etc., upon another individual or group; the amount of blame being unwarranted. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scapegoating

scantly
scantness
scantnesses
scantron
scantrons
scants
scanty
scapa
scapaed
scapaing
scapas
scape
scaped
scapegoat
scapegoated
scapegoating
scapegoatism
scapegoatisms
scapegoats
scapegrace
scapegraces
scapeless
scapement
scapements
scapes
scapha
scaphander
scaphanders
scaphiophrynine
scaphiophrynines

Literary usage of Scapegoating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"Other studies have emphasized the role of scapegoating in role conflicts, where, in extreme situations, cultural scapegoating mechanisms are found to ..."

2. A Few Kind Words about Hate: The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible by Una Stannard (2007)
"Scapegoating in the Old Testament is like Christianity's purifying rituals ... But, and in this way scapegoating in the Old and New Testament is worse than ..."

3. Academic Freedom in Indonesia: Dismantling Soeharto-era Barriers by Joseph Saunders, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1998)
"14-16 (describing the impact of the government's scapegoating campaign against the PRD activists on freedom of expression elsewhere in Indonesian society). ..."

4. The Media and the Rwanda Genocide by Allan Thompson (2007)
"'Well if not you, it was your brother, or another just like you': the logic of scapegoating While not disputing the lack of any contact between Ferdinand ..."

5. Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering by National Research Council (2002)
"If the attack is believed to have been avoidable, and the agents responsible for its avoidability are identified or suspected, a season of scapegoating, ..."

6. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"By targeting all members of the class which (in the short term) stands to gain from discrimination, scapegoating is objectionably 'over- inclusive'. ..."

7. Postcommunism: Four Perspectives by Michael Mandelbaum (1996)
"To the extent that this attitude (which infuriated Nikolai Chernyshevsky) is culturally ingrained, we might speculate, scapegoating is difficult to sell. ..."

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