groupthink
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɡɹuːpθɪŋk/
Noun

groupthink (uncountable)

  1. A process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance of or conformity to a perceived majority view.
    • 2005, Jacob Weisberg, ''Slate Magazine ↗, Tuesday, July 12, 2005:
      This gang-bang speaks more to journalistic groupthink than to any real moral or legal reasoning.
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 395:
      A militant group-think seized hold of the ministry.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: pensée de groupe
  • German: Gruppendenken
  • Italian: pensiero di gruppo
  • Portuguese: pensamento de grupo
  • Spanish: pensamiento de grupo



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