Definition of Newspeak

1. Noun. Deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public. "The welfare state brought its own newspeak"




Definition of Newspeak

1. Proper noun. 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''. ¹

2. Proper noun. A highly dynamic and reflective programming language descended from Smalltalk, supporting both object-oriented and functional programming. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of newspeak) ¹

4. Noun. A mode of talk by politicians and officials using ambiguous words to deceive the listener. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Newspeak

1. a deliberately ambiguous language [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Newspeak

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Literary usage of Newspeak

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1. Asymmetric Marketing: Tossing the 'Chasm' in the Age of the Software Superpowers by Joseph E. Bentzel (2006)
"18 Wikipedia, Newspeak < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak> "Newspeak ... Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified ..."

2. Hope for South Africa? by Lewis H. Gann, Peter Duignan (1991)
"... prefabricated "newspeak" that had long since become dated in Eastern Europe. In its international propaganda the SACP-ANC alliance lacked a clear line ..."

3. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"The 'newspeak' formula of LIW supposedly designates an armed conflict involving a low level of violence. However, the new strategy is offensive, ..."

4. Breaking with Communism: The Intellectual Odyssey of Bertram D. Wolfe by Bertram David Wolfe, Robert Hessen (1990)
"But always his talk of peace and that of his successors has been double- talk, Newspeak, semantic poison. The first to invent the term peaceful ..."

5. An Overview of Affirmative Action: Hearing Before the Committee on the edited by Hank Brown (1998)
"So far from being "disadvantaged" are some of the recipients that the federal government has had to resort to "Newspeak" in defining who is disadvantaged: ..."

6. The History of the Reign of George III, to the Termination of the Late War by Robert Bisset (1816)
"They therefore Choice of« recommended Mr. Cornwall, as a gentleman in every other re.newspeak- apect qualified for the speaker's chair, and also possessing ..."

7. The Legitimacy of International Organizations by Jean-Marc Coicaud (2001)
"Firstly. some of the "worst excesses of democratic Newspeak." such as "people's democracy" and "one-party democracy." have disappeared. as multi-party ..."

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