Brainwash vs Education - What's the difference?

brainwash | education |

As nouns the difference between brainwash and education

is that brainwash is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas while education is education.

As a verb brainwash

is to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis).




  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
  • education


    Alternative forms

    * (generally jocular) educashun, educamation


    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • (countable) Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}

    Derived terms

    * all-round education * distance education * educational * educationist * general education * liberal education * mass education * primary education * secondary education * tertiary education * higher education * further education * edjamacation

    See also

    * training * schooling