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Weasel words are words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that something specific and meaningful had been said, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated. Phrases such as "some say", "many scholars believe", "it is widely thought", "many are of the opinion" etc. are example of weasel terms. For more information see WP:WEASEL.

The following can be used to note articles with excessive weasel words:

  • {{Weasel|{{subst:DATE}}}} for entire articles
  • {{Weasel|section|{{subst:DATE}}}} for sections

This template will add articles to Category:Articles with weasel words.

See also

Wikipedia project pages


Disputed factual accuracy

Both accuracy and POV

Disputed neutrality (POV)



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