- the deliberate use of ambiguous and deceptive talk, as by government officials, in an attempt to control public opinion
- such language
Origin of newspeakcoined (; from new + speak) by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four (published 1949)
Deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the public.
Origin of newspeakFrom Newspeak, a language invented by George Orwell in the novel 1984.
- The fictional language devised to meet the needs of Ingsoc in the novel Nineteen Eighty-four (George Orwell, 1949). Designed to restrict the words, and hence the thoughts, of the citizens of Oceania.
- A highly dynamic and reflective programming language descended from Smalltalk, supporting both object-oriented and functional programming.
(usually uncountable, plural Newspeaks)
- Alternative spelling of newspeak.