newspeak
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Newspeak, a language “designed to diminish the range of thought,” in the novel 1984 (1949) by George Orwell Date: 1950 propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings

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  • Newspeak — name of the artificial language of official communication in George Orwell s novel Nineteen Eighty Four, 1949, from NEW (Cf. new) + SPEAK (Cf. speak). Frequently applied to what is perceived as propagandistic warped English …   Etymology dictionary

  • newspeak — ► NOUN ▪ ambiguous euphemistic language used in political propaganda. ORIGIN the name of an artificial official language in George Orwell s novel Nineteen Eighty Four (1949) …   English terms dictionary

  • newspeak — [no͞o′spēk΄, nyo͞o′spēk΄] n. [coined (< NEW + SPEAK) by ORWELL George in his novel 1984] [sometimes N ] 1. the deliberate use of ambiguous and deceptive talk, as by government officials, in an attempt to control public opinion 2. such language …   English World dictionary

  • Newspeak — For the programming language, see Newspeak (programming language). Newspeak is a fictional language in George Orwell s novel Nineteen Eighty Four. In the novel, it refers to the deliberately impoverished language promoted by the state. Orwell… …   Wikipedia

  • NewSpeak — Novlangue Le novlangue (Newspeak en anglais) est la langue officielle d’Océania, inventée par George Orwell pour son roman 1984 (publié en 1949). Il est une simplification lexicale et syntaxique de la langue destinée à rendre impossible… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Newspeak — Novlangue Le novlangue (Newspeak en anglais) est la langue officielle d’Océania, inventée par George Orwell pour son roman 1984 (publié en 1949). Il est une simplification lexicale et syntaxique de la langue destinée à rendre impossible… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Newspeak — Der Ausdruck Neusprech (englisch: Newspeak, in älteren Versionen als Neusprache übersetzt) stammt aus dem Roman 1984 von George Orwell und bezeichnet eine Sprache, die aus politischen Gründen künstlich modifiziert wurde. Bei Neusprech handelt es… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • newspeak — /nooh speek , nyooh /, n. (sometimes cap.) an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, esp. in order to serve a political or ideological cause while pretending to be objective, as in referring to …   Universalium

  • newspeak — noun A mode of talk by politicians and officials using ambiguous words to deceive the listener …   Wiktionary

  • Newspeak — noun a) The fictional language devised to meet the needs of in the novel Nineteen Eighty four (George Orwell, 1949). Designed to restrict the words, and hence the thoughts, of the citizens of Oceania. b) A highly dynamic and reflective… …   Wiktionary

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