Brainwashing meaning

brān'wŏsh'ĭng, -wô'shĭng
Intensive, forcible indoctrination, usually political or religious, aimed at destroying a person's basic convictions and attitudes and replacing them with an alternative set of fixed beliefs.
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The application of a concentrated means of persuasion, such as an advertising campaign or repeated suggestion, in order to develop a specific belief or motivation.
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Intensive, forcible indoctrination, usually political or religious, aimed at destroying a person's basic convictions and attitudes and replacing them with an alternative set of fixed beliefs.
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The application of a concentrated means of persuasion, such as an advertising campaign or repeated suggestion, in order to develop a specific belief or motivation.
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Alternative spelling of brain-washing.
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Origin of brainwashing

  • Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) xǐ nǎo xǐ to wash nǎo brain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition