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psychological warfare

Syllabification: psy·cho·log·i·cal war·fare

Definition of psychological warfare in English:

noun

Actions intended to reduce an opponent’s morale.
Example sentences
  • Containing yet transcending deception, the art of ambiguity in Chinese strategic tradition is the ultimate form of psychological warfare.
  • The great Mongol warrior Genghis Khan was not only a brilliant cavalry tactician but a master at psychological warfare.
  • Low trust bureaucratic states are extremely vulnerable to electronic psychological warfare using this emerging technology.

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