doublethink

[duhb-uhl-thingk]
noun
the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.

Origin:
double + think1; coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 (1949)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To doublethink
Collins
World English Dictionary
doublethink (ˈdʌbəlˌθɪŋk)
 
n
deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

doublethink
1948, coined by Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, from double + think.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;