doublethink doublethink  /ˈdə bəl ˌθɪŋk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) believing two contradictory ideas at the same time

Usage(s):

  1. For the past 15-20 years, Americans -- led by the media -- have been asked to engage in a form of Orwellian, rightwing doublethink.
  2. Minister of Agriculture Liao Lu-yen, in the doublethink mirror language beloved by Chinese Communists, signaled a new leap backward.
  3. It is nevertheless a revealing and fascinating book, exposing its author as a man still skilled at innuendo and doublethink.

News

  • Letter: Doublethink

    Joe Kiernan, Bonita Springs: The great book by George Orwell,"1984," addressed the concept of "doublethink". That term has come to mean "the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

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Quotes

  • "When you mention Nineteen Eighty-Four to the average reader," McClatchy says, "they'll remember Big Brother, they'll remember doublethink and thoughtcrime, but the real emotional point of the novel seems fuzzy to them."
    on Apr 28, 2005 By: JD McClatchy Source: guardian.co.uk

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