Wordsmyth has nominated 10 words for the year of 2020, with attention to the following criteria:

  1. The word is significant in important events or movements, raising important questions about our cultural values and beliefs..
  2. The meanings or uses of the word have been discussed in various cultural media, fostering public awareness of the importance of the word and its uses. 
  3. The word is open to multiple interpretations, inviting dialogues about its meanings.
  4. The questions raised are of interest and value in the pursuit of lifelong education.

You can review our nominations in more detail before voting for your choice for WOTY 2020.