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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While their propaganda and fake news might work with the followers of Mocha Uson and DDS fanatics, they are fooling themselves if they think they can pull off the same doublespeak before UN country members of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
He alleged that by doing away with the requirement of 30 per cent sourcing through "Make in India", the prime minister has exposed his duplicity and doublespeak on the issue.
Summary: Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], November 5 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mastered the art of doublespeak.
This doublespeak is compounding the miseries of the people of Kashmir who want the Government of India to put an end to its repression and start serious steps towards resolution of the Kashmir dispute for ensuring permanent peace in South Asia, he added.
There are at least four types of doublespeak which you can employ either offensively or defensively: euphemism, jargon, gobbledygook, and inflated language.
Five years after Roe a Pennsylvania Pro-Life Convention featured a workshop entitled, "Abortion Doublespeak," which delved into such deceptive and dishonest pro-abortion slogans as the "fetus (is) not (a) person," and a woman's "right to choose.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian armed forces' personnel attacked a Kashmiri journalist in Bijbehara town due to publication of his article which exposed the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti's doublespeak.
GEORGE Orwell would delight in the rich harvest of doublespeak emerging from the mouths of those who have hijacked the country's governance.
Here's the news, Mr Cameron - doublespeak doesn't work.
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.
In fact, the Council actually has a committee called The Doublespeak Committee, whose purpose is to alert teachers and their students to semantic tyranny and doublespeak whenever they appear ; that is to say, whenever they originate from "conservative" or "reactionary" sources.