Definition of “conspiracy theory” - English Dictionary

“conspiracy theory” in British English

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conspiracy theorynoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈspɪr.ə.si ˌθɪə.ri/ us /kənˈspɪr.ə.si ˌθɪr.i/

a belief that an unpleasant event or situation is the result of a secret plan made by powerful people

conspiracy theorist
noun [ C ] uk us

someone who believes in a conspiracy theory

(Definition of “conspiracy theory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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