snällism

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

snäll +‎ -ism. Listed as a new word in the 13th edition (2006) of SAOL. Might have been used in Inger Enkvist, "Skolan ett svenskt högriskprojekt” (2003).

Noun[edit]

snällism c

  1. misguided kindness turned into an ideology, relaxed requirements

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • It is used in schooling, referring to relaxed requirements that send children to the next level without the necessary knowledge.
  • It is used in immigration policy, referring to benefits given to those who haven't qualified.

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