scapegoating

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

scapegoating

  1. present participle of scapegoat

Noun[edit]

scapegoating (plural scapegoatings)

  1. The act of making somebody a scapegoat.
    • 1989, Alan Sinfield, Literature, Politics, and Culture in Postwar Britain, page 224:
      Nazi persecution of Jews, as with other scapegoatings, was focused, systematic and directly lethal. Other oppressions have been more long-term and uneven []