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Meaning of "emotional blackmail" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

emotional blackmail  [ɪˈməʊʃən əl ˈblækˌmeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Emotional blackmail is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Emotional blackmail

Emotional blackmail is a form of psychological manipulation, employing a mixture of threats, appeals and emotionally punitive behaviour to control an intimate. It may occur between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings or close friends. Under pressure from emotional blackmail, one may become a sort of hostage, forced to act under pressure of the threat of responsibility for the other's breakdown.

Definition of emotional blackmail in the English dictionary

The definition of emotional blackmail in the dictionary is a way of persuading someone to do something they do not want to do by making them feel guilty about it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL


airmail
ˈɛəˌmeɪl
bergmehl
ˈbɜːɡˌmeɪl
blackmail
ˈblækˌmeɪl
camail
ˈkæmeɪl
e-mail
ˈiːmeɪl
facemail
ˈfeɪsˌmeɪl
female
ˈfiːmeɪl
graymail
ˈɡreɪˌmeɪl
greenmail
ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl
mail
meɪl
maill
meɪl
male
meɪl
metafemale
ˌmɛtəˈfiːmeɪl
metamale
ˈmɛtəˌmeɪl
remail
riːˈmeɪl
snail-mail
sneɪl meɪl
supermale
ˈsuːpəˌmeɪl
v-mail
ˈviːmeɪl
vermeil
ˈvɜːmeɪl
webmail
ˈwɛbˌmeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

emotion
emotionable
emotional
emotional baggage
emotional correctness
emotional cripple
emotional intelligence
emotional labour
emotional literacy
emotional roller coaster
emotional wreck
emotionalisation
emotionalise
emotionalism
emotionalist
emotionalistic
emotionality
emotionalization
emotionalize
emotionally

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

certified mail
chain mail
coat of mail
direct mail
electronic mail
express mail
fan mail
hate mail
junk mail
metered mail
nixie mail
snail mail
surface mail
voice mail

Synonyms and antonyms of emotional blackmail in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «emotional blackmail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

Find out the translation of emotional blackmail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of emotional blackmail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «emotional blackmail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

情感敲诈
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chantaje emocional
570 millions of speakers

English

emotional blackmail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भावनात्मक ब्लैकमेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الابتزاز العاطفي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эмоциональный шантаж
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chantagem emocional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুভূতির ফাঁদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chantage affectif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemerasan emosi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

emotionale Erpressung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感情的脅迫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

감정적 협박
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemerasan emosi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tống tiền tình cảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணர்ச்சி மிரட்டல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भावनिक ब्लॅकमेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Duygusal şantaj
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ricatto emotivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

emocjonalny szantaż
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

емоційний шантаж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șantaj emoțional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συναισθηματικό εκβιασμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

emosionele afpersing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

emotionell utpressning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

emosjonell utpressing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of emotional blackmail

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about emotional blackmail

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL»

Discover the use of emotional blackmail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to emotional blackmail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, ...
" "How can you be so selfish..." Do any of the above sound familiar? They're all examples of emotional blackmail, a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want.
Susan Forward, Donna Frazier, 1998
2
Toxic Parents
With this book as your guide, you will discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength and emotional independence.
Susan Forward, 2010
3
Working with Toxic Older Adults: A Guide to Coping with ...
Is Toxicity Emotional Blackmail? Susan Forward, the author of Toxic Parents ( 1989), proposes in her new book (1997) that when people use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to manipulate you, it is emotional blackmail. She calls it FOG, and that is  ...
Gloria Davenport, 2006
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Translating Lives: Living with Two Languages and Cultures
CHAPTER 10 Between z ̇al and emotional blackmail: Ways of being in Polish and English Mary Besemeres As far back as I can remember I've been interested in how different languages seem to capture reality differently. This interest comes  ...
Mary Besemeres, Anna Wierzbicka, 2008
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Spirituality Bytes - a Guide to Understanding and Managing ...
6.10 Emotional blackmail All of us know the term 'blackmail'. Connected to this, a term that we hear on and off is 'emotional blackmail'. Similar to a person blackmailing someone, because he knows their dark secrets, emotional blackmail ...
P. V. Vaidyanathan, 2009
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Expla Nation: Letters to My Grandson
Emotional blackmail is a type of bullying. Emotional blackmailers use our love for them against us. They threaten to withdraw their love or leave us in order to get their way. When we attempt to manipulate a loved one using emotional blackmail  ...
Rick Tobin, 2011
7
Crisis and the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers
A Practical Guide for Teachers Deborah J. Hill. Emotional Blackmail Emotional blackmail holds us to ransom by tapping into our feelings of fear, shame, or guilt. It is used not to convince us by sound reason but to coerce us emotionally.
Deborah J. Hill, 2003
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Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders: Forensic and Clinical ...
The goal of emotional blackmail is to equate feelings of care and love with compliance and dominance. For pressuring sexual contact, this involves pairing sex with love, again attempting to trap your partner into being sexual. Sex is never ...
Scott Allen Johnson, 2006
9
Fundamental Existentialism: (The Emotional Blackmail of ...
Fundamental Existentialism is 4 collections of my work in one volume to save on costs; it's subtitle is 'the emotional blackmail of existence.'
Philip Fletcher, 2011
10
The Emotional Foundations of Loving Relationships
Will taking advantage of others through emotional manipulation, distortion, or emotional blackmail bring you long-term success and happiness? Why not? (For example, consider what happens to the relationship when the other party realizes  ...
John S. Hoffman, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term emotional blackmail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Parents warned about dangers of 'sextortion'
The crime involves predators using emotional blackmail to force children into sending them nude photos and sexually graphic videos. A North ... «KPRC Houston, Jul 15»
2
Referendums often give the wrong result
Because humans are easy targets for emotional blackmail, campaigners in referendums try to frame the referendum to suit them. And it is ... «Village, Jul 15»
3
Jeff Goldblum Joins Facebook By Sharing An 'Independence Day …
... for stalking and emotional blackmail. (Just my mom? Okay.) Goldblum is currently filming the Independence Day sequel, Independence Day: ... «UPROXX, Jul 15»
4
Volleyball star in soup after affair
They started a relationship that was initially underpinned by Naveen's use of emotional blackmail, with him once even slitting his forearm to ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
5
Simons: Selfish prank or slacker terrorism? WestJet bomb hoaxes …
It's emotional blackmail, preying on national nerves that have been frayed ever since the attack on Parliament Hill. (Admittedly, it could be ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
6
Movie Review: Bezubaan Ishq - Antiquated TV style romance!
Illness is shown as an acceptable tool for emotional blackmail while the contrariness of the characters doesn't sit well within the narrative. «Free press journal, Jul 15»
7
Paul Kent: Israel Folau's signing with the ARU was a win for the NRL …
Naturally they would be, as Folau is a hell of a player. But negotiations went along quietly, with little of the emotional blackmail that usually ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Dear Coleen: My demanding online pal makes me so frustrated
It's emotional blackmail. How do you know he's really who he says he is and if anything he's told you is the truth? He could have made up an ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
She said what? Bishop predicts China economy to stop growing by …
Not name calling and emotional blackmail. If you want to make a real difference look at what China and India are planning. Unlike the rest of ... «RenewEconomy, Jul 15»
10
Marriage Done Right: Newlyweds must make spouse, marriage the …
These efforts can range from manipulative to outright emotional blackmail. This includes phrases such as, “You don't care anymore,” “And after ... «News Sentinel, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Emotional blackmail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/emotional-blackmail>. Jan 2023 ».
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