Definition of trigger warning in English:

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trigger warning


A statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material: there probably should be a trigger warning for people dealing with grief trigger warning: sexual assault discussed very bluntly
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  • This article should have a trigger warning.
  • According to a New York Times report, college students are now requesting "trigger warnings" from professors.
  • Trigger warnings have been used on the Internet for a long time, first appearing on feminist websites visited by victims of sexual attacks.
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