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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Top words of 2016: From 'Brexit' to 'post-truth'

Top words of 2016: From 'Brexit' to 'post-truth'
- 'Brexit', 'post-truth', 'surreal', 'xenophobia' and 'paranoid' reflected the developments of the year as these terms were adopted or used for a recognisable phenomenon or experience and were adjudged the top words of 2016 by various dictionaries. Oxford Dictionaries named as its word of the year 'post-truth' — an adjective 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'.

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