- The definition of Orwellian is something that resembles the world that George Orwell described in his book 1984.
An example of Orwellian is reality television stars having cameras throughout their homes.
Orwellian definition by Webster's New World
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of or like the society portrayed by Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four, in which a totalitarian state exercises almost total control over the public and private activities of the citizens
Orwellian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or evocative of the works of George Orwell, especially the satirical novel 1984, which depicts a futuristic totalitarian state.