newspeak


new·speak

noun, often capitalized \ˈnü-ˌspēk, ˈnyü-\

: speech or writing that uses words in a way that changes their meaning especially to persuade people to think a certain way

Full Definition of NEWSPEAK

:  propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings

Origin of NEWSPEAK

Newspeak, a language designed to diminish the range of thought, in the novel 1984 (1949) by George Orwell
First Known Use: 1950

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