Definition of conspiracy theory in English:

conspiracy theory

noun

  • A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for an unexplained event.

    ‘they sought to account for the attacks in terms of a conspiracy theory’
    • ‘But it all seems muddled in its rush to prove its own conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘You know, they don't operate or they're not operating under the whole conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘So there are all these things that sort of knock the whole idea of a conspiracy theory right out of the window.’
    • ‘It's not so much a conspiracy theory as a collective gullibility.’
    • ‘You'll see vendors hawking everything from incense to books on the latest conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘Hence, a good conspiracy theory is just the sort of thing that the press would love to uncover.’
    • ‘In the end, the results are a bit like its own conspiracy theory: plenty of good ideas, but nothing to back them up.’
    • ‘The power of the conspiracy theory has always been that it provides a simple explanation for complex problems.’
    • ‘Oh, and as always, there's a conservative conspiracy theory attached to the end of the piece.’
    • ‘At the same time, when all is said and done, I must admit there is a conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘Then he went and ruined a good conspiracy theory, by explaining that it was a note so that two similar reports didn't get confused.’
    • ‘I don't believe in conspiracy theories, and that's why this is not a conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘Even at this point there was still a misfit between the diabolical conspiracy theory and the popular conception of witchcraft.’
    • ‘Second, the allegations were an effort to enhance the mystique of the show by suggesting a conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘If, like myself, you sense a conspiracy theory lurking behind every tree, then I think you'll be glad that I did.’
    • ‘Is love for real or is it the biggest conspiracy theory of all times?’
    • ‘No conspiracy theory is too outlandish not to find some traction among the population.’
    • ‘The most florid example of this mistake is the conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘But it was never quite clear to me how any of this amounted to a conspiracy theory.’
    • ‘Among those under 30, every third person, in fact, believed in the conspiracy theory.’