What does Triggered mean?

A sudden negative reaction to seeing, hearing or experiencing something upsetting or unsettling.

Other definitions of Triggered:

  • Having a traumatic experience brought up without warning.
  • Being suddenly presented with something that reminds you of a bad experience or trauma in your past.
  • Pushed over the edge, to the brink of rage.

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How to use the term Triggered:

  • "I get triggered every time I hear an airhorn."

  • "That speech triggered a lot of people."

  • "Best be careful what you say around here. You wouldn't want anyone to get triggered."

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