doublethink


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dou·ble·think

 (dŭb′əl-thĭngk′)
n.
Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination: "Doublethink ... is a vast system of mental cheating" (George Orwell).

doublethink

(ˈdʌbəlˌθɪŋk)
n
deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc

dou•ble•think

(ˈdʌb əlˌθɪŋk)
n.
the acceptance of two contradictory ideas at the same time.
[coined by German. Orwell in his novel 1984 (1949)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doublethink - believing two contradictory ideas at the same time
believing - the cognitive process that leads to convictions; "seeing is believing"
Translations

doublethink

[ˈdʌblθɪŋk] Nrazonamiento m contradictorio
a piece of doublethinkuna contradicción en sí misma
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