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    upliftment

    I haven't seen the word "upliftment" in any of the recognised dictionaries but I have seen a lot of people use it. Does such a word exist?

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    Re: upliftment

    I have never seen or heard this word either, but its meaning is understandable. As in: She has been sad for weeks, but her upliftment came when she finally received a lettter from her brother saying he was safe and well.

    I learned "prepone" from Indian English. I can learn this one too. :)

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    Smile Re: upliftment

    'Upliftment' is a perfect example of an Indianism--very widely used (especially by the print media here) and yet, not 'propah', one might quite logically say. The phrase 'upliftment of the downtrodden', is a part of officialese and one finds newspapers peppered with it. As the catch-all puts it: 'it happens in India only.'

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