doublespeak


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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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Unless the Narendra Modi government effectively disproves the growing belief that it speaks with a forked tongue, incidents such as this will only confirm its doublespeak.
Here's the news, Mr Cameron - doublespeak doesn't work.
SLASHING the living standards of working people will prove the brutal truth behind David Cameron's doublespeak.
The party's doublespeak has been exposed yet again when the Arvind Kejriwal- led government has issued a circular for filing defamation cases against media organisations if they publish or broadcast any news item that causes damage to the government's reputation or that of other ministers.
The government rejects with contempt the ugly doublespeak and double-standards of Congress and its friends in Parliament.
According to reporter, Syed Ali Gilani lashed out at proIndia politicians for indulging in doublespeak, saying that their rhetoric about resolution of the Kashmir dispute was part of their deceptive politics.
Reactions by Washington and Moscow and the accelerating developments in Ukraine, constitute another example of the international doublespeak and the contradiction between words and deeds in defense of democracy and freedom of people who choose independence and democracy.
Justin Trudeau is a vocal supporter of a woman's right to choose, a doublespeak phrase for legalized abortion.
The recent history of both nations involves rule by lethal regimes that enforced silence through terror and relied on particularly virulent forms of official doublespeak to deny the reality of the inescapable facts of daily life.
Corporate doublespeak, or words by which the bank stands and on which its reputation rests?
While this tactic may help avid Snickers eaters shed a few pounds and improve corporate profits (don't expect Mars to reduce its prices when it cuts its standard 280-calorie bar to 250 calories), the Orwellian doublespeak is sure to leave a bad taste in one's mouth.
Using this same accounting doublespeak, he declared there was a surplus that the government could return to the taxpayers.