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dou·ble·speak

 (dŭb′əl-spēk′)

doublespeak

(ˈdʌbəlˌspiːk)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of using ambiguous language regarding political, military, or corporate matters in a deliberate attempt to disguise the truth

dou•ble•speak

(ˈdʌb əlˌspik)

n.
evasive, ambiguous, or high-flown language intended to deceive or confuse.
[1950–55; by analogy with doublethink]
dou′ble•speak`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doublespeak - any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
equivocation, evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Translations

doublespeak

[ˈdʌblˈspiːk] N (pej) → doble lenguaje m

doublespeak

[ˈdʌbəlspiːk] n (pejorative)double langage mdouble standard n
to have double standards → avoir deux poids, deux mesures
to operate double standards → avoir deux poids, deux mesuresdouble take n
to do a double take → devoir y regarder à deux foisdouble vision nvision f doubledouble wedding ndouble mariage mdouble white lines npllignes fpl blanches continuesdouble yellow lines npldouble bande f jaune (marquant l'interdiction de stationner)
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IF I could resurrect one great exponent of verbal gymnastics from the past to debunk the economic fantasists of the SNP, who comprise less than five per cent of the UK electorate yet are running rings around all the other parties, it would be that great man of the Midlands, Dr Samuel Johnson.
THE verbal gymnastics performed by Chi Onwurah about the colour pink are a wonder to behold.
As they say, "if I had a dollar for"- in this case every time I've written to make fun of the verbal gymnastics that pro-abortionists routinely employ--I'd be rich.
They have recycled the time-honored method of engaging in verbal gymnastics about who should receive credit for pushing the issue forward, at a time when Lebanon is only running in place.
because instead of talking to the singers about verbal gymnastics and all the silly vocal tricks they use to get a Pavlovian voting response from American viewers, he talked to them about singing.
Before long there's a shouting match with the vet which turns into an art-house-style excuse to show off their verbal gymnastics.
Sorkin's long been praised for his quick verbal gymnastics as well as for using the "walk and talk" method on "The West Wing" as a replacement for any visually pleasing action on the show, a method later adapted by Fey.
Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine displays many of the polymath poetics, the verbal gymnastics, but without the finely crafted subtlety of his debut.
Regrettably, not even Williams's verbal gymnastics can conceal those flaws and Miller's film coasts along gently, clumsily bringing together all of the characters for the grandstand finale.
and Rick Astley, and Robin Williams's verbal gymnastics are on top form.
If you have someone in mind, you will use your repertoire of verbal gymnastics to dazzle them.
In other words, intellectuals exercise verbal gymnastics to discredit empirical evidence in order to give them an undeserved aura of sagaciousness.