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 (no͞o′spēk′, nyo͞o′-)
Deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the public.

[From Newspeak, a language invented by George Orwell in the novel 1984.]


the language of bureaucrats and politicians, regarded as deliberately ambiguous and misleading
[C20: from 1984, a novel by George Orwell]


(ˈnuˌspik, ˈnyu-)

(sometimes cap.) a propagandistic style of language marked by ambiguity, misstatement, and contradiction.
(new + speak, coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 (1949)]
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Noun1.newspeak - deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public; "the welfare state brought its own newspeak"
manufacturing, manufacture, fabrication - the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"


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This was an odd and sometimes uncomfortable occasion, much of it conducted in Orwellian Newspeak, as if Sunday never happened and yet all about Sunday.
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A world in which the rulers even invented a new language, Newspeak, in order to distort the true meaning of words and suppress dissent.
Personally I blame whichever Newspeak bureaucrat decided to redesignate linesmen as assistant referees 20-odd years ago - it gave them ideas above their station and now far too many aren't content with supporting actor honours, they want to big up their role and pitch for the leading-man Oscar.
Westminster Newspeak for 'localism' has meant more powers for local government while cutting their council budgets.
The attempt to neutralize language is essentially the Newspeak of George Orwell's Animal Farm.
It is a crass, appallingly written Orwellian exercise in clumsy management psychobabble which owes more to Winston Smith and the Newspeak of 1984 than any serious attempt to persuade workers to shape up or ship out.
But then the Israeli story took a sudden twist when the F banned American airlines from flying to Tel Aviv, forcing a complete turnaround in Zionist newspeak on complicit US media outlets.
One third of Americans have heard the term thought-police and one quarter Newspeak.
Of course, when we complained the health authority did a 1984 with a response of "less is more, worse is better" attitude that out-Big Brothered George Orwell's Big Brother, and his Newspeak.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?
Their reason is George Orwell newspeak, in short, meaningless.