psychological warfare

Definition of psychological warfare

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of or relating to psychology

    :  mental

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

  1. :  military operations between enemies :  hostilities, war

    :  an activity undertaken by a political unit (such as a nation) to weaken or destroy another

    :  struggle between competing entities :  conflict

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