One who takes part in the manipulation of events and situations in order to make a target person believe that he or she is crazy.
Lay off the person! You're a gaslighter aren't you?!
by IDidn'tUseMyRealName January 18, 2017
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When you lie or manipulate someone, and make them feel crazy for reacting how they react & make them believe their gut isn’t true. You make them feel like their over reacting once you get them angry, or You get them mad and then make them feel crazy for being mad. Basically When you Manipulate events and situations to make the victim feel crazy, and switch the blame.
I was mad at him and he gaslighted me and turned the situation around on me and made me feel like my feelings weren’t true And me being mad was wrong !
by LilLit1233 August 29, 2020
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A form of intimidation or psychological abuse, sometimes called Ambient Abuse where false information is presented to the victim, making them doubt their own memory, perception and quite often, their sanity. The classic example of gaslighting is to switch something around on someone that you know they're sure to notice, but then deny knowing anything about it, and to explain that they "must be imagining things" when they challenge these changes.

A more psychological definition of gaslighting is "an increasing frequency of systematically withholding factual information from, and/or providing false information to, the victim - having the gradual effect of making them anxious, confused, and less able to trust their own memory and perception.
Your spouse begins telling you things that never really happened. For instance, he says that last week he told you he was going to go to the bar with his buddies this Monday night, but you never remember him telling you that.

Or maybe your boss gets angry because you didn't prepare the report he asked you to. When you remind him that he usually prepares that particular report, he snaps that he told you to take care of it a few days ago because he was too busy. However, you know he never asked you to do so.

Both of these could be considered gaslighting.
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When you lie to someone and you make them feel insane because they don’t know what to believe anymore. It’s a type of psychological abuse.
Matt Watson is always gaslighting Ryan Magee. Ryan says “ Stop gas lighting me Matt sponge bob is not gay”
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When you use words to manipulate and trick people into thinking what they know is true is incorrect. The gaslighter uses tactics to make the listener selfdoubt and feel in the wrong. Often used by repeat offenders.
Kevin often gaslights his "friends"
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A word you google when your significant other accuses you of doing it to them.
Her: You're Gaslighting me

Him: What the fuck is Gaslighting?
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There's no such thing as gaslighting. Who even told you about this word? You probably dreamt it up. You're so stupid for even thinking this could be a real word.
Gaslighting? Maybe you misremembered a different word?
by EdMason September 7, 2021
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