After a spike in use around Brexit and the election of Donald Trump the word post-truth has been named as Oxford Dictionaries word of the year.
Usage of the adjective, which describes circumstances where emotions and personal beliefs are more influential than facts, increased by around 2,000 percentage since last year, research showed.
It was first coined with this meaning was in a 1992 essay from playwright Steve Tesich in The Nation magazine, according to Oxford Dictionaries.
Its rise in popularity has coincided with the use of the phrase post-truth politics, which has been used this year in conjunction with the EU referendum and the U.S. presidential race.
Post-truth was chosen from a shortlist that included Brexiteer, alt-right and hygge, a coziness associated with happiness in Danish culture.
Casper Grathwohl, chairwoman of Oxford Dictionaries, said: Its not surprising that our selection reflects a year dominated by highly-charged political and social discourse.