psychological warfare

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of psychological warfare

:things that are done to make someone (such as an enemy or opponent) become less confident or to feel hopeless, afraid, etc.
  • The army used radio broadcasts into enemy territory as a form of psychological warfare.

Word by Word Definitions

psychological play
  1. : of or relating to psychology

  2. : mental

  3. : directed toward the will or toward the mind specifically in its conative function

warfare play
  1. : military operations between enemies : hostilities, war

  2. : struggle between competing entities : conflict


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