doublespeak


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dou·ble·speak

 (dŭb′əl-spēk′)
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

doublespeak

[ˈdʌblˈspiːk] N (pej) → doble lenguaje m
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Likewise being linked to the Orwellian doublespeak' statements on their website can't be easy.
OUTCOMES-FOCUSED Weird back-to-fronty CV doublespeak. Again, this should be implicit in the CV.
Miatu accused Murathe of "doublespeak", saying he attacks people purported to engage in early 2022 politics, yet he is doing the same in church.
Jesus warns against doublespeak and instructs his disciples to speak the truth in a forthright manner, without equivocation but always with charity.
In Bomet County, Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui accused the head of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop Jackson ole Sapit, of engaging in doublespeak by banning monetary contributions from some politicians while continuing to receive the same from others.
Labour has deployed tortuous doublespeak to attract Leave and Remain voters.
Scots Tory constitution spokesman Adam Tomkins added: "Only in the through-the-looking-glass world of nationalist doublespeak could we have condemnation of a no-deal Brexit coupled with condemnation of the only deal on the table that would avoid a no-deal Brexit.
He should clarify as he is indulging in doublespeak."
'It hides the traces of its crimes by using Orwellian nonsense, that is to say, it says one thing to mean another, a doublespeak,' she added.
The term 'jumla'has been embedded in the consciousness of people and it represents the character of the BJP leadership, which has mastered the art of deception, doublespeak, duplicity.
Part II examines our age of verbal excessupoliticiansAE deceit and doublespeak, our frenzied media landscape, our digital environment that allows marginalized voices to thrive while, at the same time, giving new power to propagandists and hate speech.