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blackpill

verb Compounding; Analogy
To cause someone to feel hopeless or pessimistic
 
The black in blackpill is intended to carry the sense of “gloom, hopelessness”. The use of black and darkness for words conveying a negative connotation has been common throughout the history English, such as referring to a morally corrupt person as being black-hearted or characterizing a period of depression as being dark days. The term is most likely formed analogously from redpill and whitepill.
Etymology : Compounding of black and pill, analogous to redpill and whitepill
Source : “Seeing the results of the election have blackpilled me to the concept of democracy.” (conversation with friend, 11-04-2020).
Last modified: 16 November 2020


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