Definition of conspiracy theory in English:

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conspiracy theory

noun

A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for an unexplained event: they sought to account for the attacks in terms of a conspiracy theory
More example sentences
  • Even at this point there was still a misfit between the diabolical conspiracy theory and the popular conception of witchcraft.
  • I don't believe in conspiracy theories, and that's why this is not a conspiracy theory.
  • Then he went and ruined a good conspiracy theory, by explaining that it was a note so that two similar reports didn't get confused.

Derivatives

conspiracy theorist

noun
Example sentences
  • You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to question the administration's timing.
  • For some conspiracy theorists, the timing of his arrest was almost too perfect.
  • She is a conspiracy theorist whose political conceits have consistently been proved wrong.

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