Orwellian

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Orwell +‎ -ian

AdjectiveEdit

Orwellian

  1. Resembling the totalitarian political methods decried in the works of British democratic socialist and writer George Orwell, particularly in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four; characterized by use of misleading terminology, propaganda, censorship, totalitarianism, surveillance and repression.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1954 The Orwellian slogan that "War is Peace" was, consciously or unconsciously, from the beginning adopted by both conflicting groups within the U.N. - Sisley Huddleston - Popular Diplomacy and War
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