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noun [countable]     survivor pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    someone or something that still exists after an event that could have killed or destroyed them

    There were only two survivors of the plane crash.

    a breast cancer survivor

    1. a.
      someone or something that still exists after every other member of a group has died or been destroyed

      He is the sole survivor of the 1935 winning team.

  2. 2
    someone who manages to continue a successful life despite very bad experiences

    My grandmother was a real survivor.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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