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groupthink

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noun group·think \ˈgrüp-ˌthiŋk\

Definition of groupthink

  1. :  a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics



Origin and Etymology of groupthink

1group + -think (as in doublethink)


First Known Use: 1952


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