Definition of doublespeak in English:


Line breaks: double|speak
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌb(ə)lspiːk


[mass noun]
  • Deliberately euphemistic, ambiguous, or obscure language: the art of political doublespeak
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    • His oratory and intellectual robustness a breath of fresh air from the political doublespeak that obscures the core issues of the conflict.
    • The desire to disable corporate jargon and political doublespeak is a mission that Mullen shares with the Language Poets, but that is not the only area of expression that focuses her interest.
    • At best doublespeak makes language sound messy and vague; at worst it makes lies sound like truth.


1950s: often attributed incorrectly to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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