Post-truth is the Oxford word of the year 2016

On 16th November 2016, Oxford announced the “Post-truth” as its international word of the year.

Post-truth (adjective)

Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective  facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals  to emotion and personal belief.


“Obama founded ISIS. George Bush was behind 9/11. Welcome to post-truth politics.”

When you sweeten your lies and present it as a truth and other also believe it as a truth this is post-truth for you.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression chosen to reflect the passing year in language. Every year, the Oxford Dictionaries team reviews candidates for word of the year and then debates their merits, choosing one that captures the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year.


  1. Word of the Year 2016 is…, Retrieved from
  2. POST-TRUTH (16 November 2016), Retrieved from

For Extra Knowledge

1. The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life

2. Post-truth politics



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