Doublespeak


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Doublespeak

A political term referring to the practice of issuing contradictory statements. For example, doublespeak may involve a government publicly blaming the previous administration when things go poorly and taking credit when things go well. The term is strongly associated with government propaganda. See also: Doublethink.
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When doublespeak is less, shall we say, looney, and uttered or written in such a way as to pretend to thought, reason, logic, or law, it is an aggression against general intelligence and should be an occasion for anger.
He alleged that by doing away with the requirement of 30 per cent sourcing through "Make in India", the prime minister has exposed his duplicity and doublespeak on the issue.
The goings on at The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) always provide good examples of this point, since the organization explicitly claims to oppose doublespeak, censorship, and other forms of semantic boondoggling.
NEW YORK -- The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak.
Reactions by Washington and Moscow and the accelerating developments in Ukraine, constitute another example of the international doublespeak and the contradiction between words and deeds in defense of democracy and freedom of people who choose independence and democracy.
There are certainly mind games a-plenty in this brutally uncompromising adaptation of Orwell's dystopian "doublespeak" classic, delivered by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan.
Justin Trudeau is a vocal supporter of a woman's right to choose, a doublespeak phrase for legalized abortion.
June was a great month for doublespeak. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was caught lying in a Congressional hearing about the scope of the National Security Agency's ability to snoop on American communications.
It smacks of Orwellian doublespeak. Apparently Jesus didn't do it right.
She criticised the European Commission and the "doublespeak" of EU member states.
The recent history of both nations involves rule by lethal regimes that enforced silence through terror and relied on particularly virulent forms of official doublespeak to deny the reality of the inescapable facts of daily life.
Corporate doublespeak, or words by which the bank stands and on which its reputation rests?