The results are officially in!
Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s word of the year for 2022 is… Gaslighting!
“A driver of disorientation and mistrust, gaslighting is “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage.” 2022 saw a 1740% increase in lookups for gaslighting, with high interest throughout the year,” as stated by Merriam-Webster’s official website.
Many people online shared their approval for the word of the year saying things like:
“This might be the word of the decade.”
“Sad how many have had experience with this word this year! Stay vigilant and be wise, everyone!”
“I’m pretty sure love is blind is responsible for this”
What are your thoughts on the word of the year?