conspiracy theory

conspiracy theories
A conspiracy theory is a belief that a group of people are secretly trying to harm someone or achieve something. You usually use this term to suggest that you think this is unlikely.

Did you ever swallow the conspiracy theory about Kennedy?

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • conspiracy theory — noun A belief that unexplained misfortune is invariably caused by the deliberate action of powerful agencies • • • Main Entry: ↑conspire * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries [count] : a theory that explains an event or situation as the result of a secret plan… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conspiracy theory — For other uses, see Conspiracy theory (disambiguation). For a list of conspiracy theories, see List of conspiracy theories. A conspiracy theory explains an event as being the result of an alleged plot by a covert group or organization or, more… …   Wikipedia

  • Conspiracy Theory — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Fletchers Visionen Originaltitel: Conspiracy Theory Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1997 Länge: 135 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • conspiracy theory — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms conspiracy theory : singular conspiracy theory plural conspiracy theories the idea that a group of people secretly worked together to cause a particular event Derived word: conspiracy theorist noun countable …   English dictionary

  • Conspiracy Theory — Complots Complots (Conspiracy Theory) est un film américain réalisé par Richard Donner, sorti en 1997. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Commentaires …   Wikipédia en Français

  • conspiracy theory — noun a) A hypothesis alleging that the members of a coordinated group are, and/or were, secretly working together to commit illegal or wrongful actions including attempting to hide the existence of the group and its activities. In notable cases… …   Wiktionary

  • conspiracy theory — noun Date: 1909 a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators • conspiracy theorist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conspiracy theory — /kənˈspɪrəsi θɪəri/ (say kuhn spiruhsee thearee) noun (pejorative) any theory which proposes that some damaging event or situation which lacks an obvious explanation has been brought about by the unseen and evil machinations of government or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • conspiracy theory — con spiracy ,theory noun count the idea that a group of people secretly worked together to cause a particular event …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • conspiracy theory — noun a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for an unexplained event …   English new terms dictionary

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