virtue signalling

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Popularised by James Bartholomew in an article in The Spectator in April 2015.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɜɹtʃu sɪɡnəlɪŋ/, [ˈvɜ˞tʃ-]
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Noun[edit]

virtue signalling (uncountable)

  1. The practice of expressing a particular opinion in an attempt to make oneself look virtuous.

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References[edit]

  • Original Bartholomew article: [1]
  • Article listing subsequent usages in other media outlets: [2]