double speak


evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.

1950–55; double + speak, by analogy with doublethink

doublespeaker, noun Unabridged
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doublespeak (ˈdʌbəlˌspiːk)
the practice of using ambiguous language regarding political, military, or corporate matters in a deliberate attempt to disguise the truth

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Word Origin & History

1957, from double + speak, coined on model of doublethink in Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four (the language in that book was Newspeak).
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