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doublethink

[duhb-uh l-thingk] /ˈdʌb əlˌθɪŋk/
noun
1.
the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.
Origin
double + think1; coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 (1949)
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Examples for doublethink
  • doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
  • But worry not, as you are well in the sphere of doublethink.
British Dictionary definitions for doublethink

doublethink

/ˈdʌbəlˌθɪŋk/
noun
1.
deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc
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Word Origin and History for doublethink
doublethink
1948, coined by Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, from double + think.
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