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Godwin's law Syllabification: God·win's law

Definition of Godwin's law in English:


The theory that as an online discussion progresses, it becomes inevitable that someone or something will eventually be compared to Adolf Hitler or the Nazis, regardless of the original topic: correcting others' errors, especially online, can quickly lead to invocations of Godwin’s law
More example sentences
  • At the risk of being accused under Godwin's Law, I agree.
  • We're about a heart-beat from Godwin's Law, here.
  • Sadly, he breaks Godwin's Law near the end.


1990s: named after Mike Godwin (1956–), the US lawyer and author who originated the theory.

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