Synonyms for brainwashing

Grammar : Noun
Spell : breyn-wosh-ing, -waw-shing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbreɪnˌwɒʃ ɪŋ, -ˌwɔ ʃɪŋ

Définition of brainwashing

Origin :
  • 1950, a literal translation of Chinese xi nao. A term from the Korean War.
  • noun indoctrination
Example sentences :
  • "They certainly did a good job of brainwashing you, boy," Osmond sighed.
  • Extract from : « The Blue Tower » by Evelyn E. Smith
  • But the targets of this brainwashing will do well to look to their Central European neighbours for an antidote.
  • Extract from : « After the Rain » by Sam Vaknin
  • The Lhari don't watch me too closely—they figure that anything I do they'll catch in the brainwashing.
  • Extract from : « The Colors of Space » by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • They should have done a better job of brainwashing, if they expected him to skulk in like a scared rabbit!
  • Extract from : « The Colors of Space » by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The world was going to be run by telepaths, psychosis eliminated by brainwashing, intellect developed by hypnotic suggestion.
  • Extract from : « This Crowded Earth » by Robert Bloch

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