evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.
, by analogy with
the practice of using ambiguous language regarding political, military, or corporate matters in a deliberate attempt to disguise the truth
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Sorry if someone's nifty spin or fancy doublespeak led you to get a couple things backwards.
Many megatons of food aid did get through the stonewalling and doublespeak, and lives were saved by it.
To avoid doublespeak, what matters is that the substance of the discourse does not change.
He was done in by his inability to use technology, his addiction to political doublespeak and his inability to admit mistakes.
Outlines the long history and the dangers of doublespeak--language that misleads, distorts, and deceives.
People often purposely use vague terms and doublespeak to avoid having to defend their own words.