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newspeak

[noo-speek, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌspik, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, especially in order to serve a political or ideological cause while pretending to be objective, as in referring to “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”.
Origin
new + speak, coined by George Orwell in his novel, 1984 (1949)
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British Dictionary definitions for news peak

newspeak

/ˈnjuːˌspiːk/
noun
1.
the language of bureaucrats and politicians, regarded as deliberately ambiguous and misleading
Word Origin
C20: from 1984, a novel by George Orwell
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Word Origin and History for news peak
Newspeak
"artificial language of official communication in George Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four,' " 1949, from new + speak. Frequently applied to propagandistic warped English.
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Encyclopedia Article for news peak

newspeak

propagandistic language that is characterized by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings. The term was coined by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four (1949). Newspeak, "designed to diminish the range of thought," was the language preferred by Big Brother's pervasive enforcers.

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