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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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"


[ˈnjuːspiːk] Nneolengua f
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If this is not Turkmenistan, nor yet the land of Newspeak, but our America after all, where the curiously coiffed Great Leader of childish petulance accuses all media dissenters of distributing"FAKE NEWS," and attacks the judiciary, and adores an autocrat, and labours night and day for his wealthiest cronies in the name of some phony"middle-class miracle," then you must"hold on when there is nothing in you except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on
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Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings.
Or just newspeak appropriate for the Orwellian nightmare of the benefits system?
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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.
The attempt to neutralize language is essentially the Newspeak of George Orwell's Animal Farm.