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doublethink

[duhb-uh l-thingk]
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noun
  1. the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.
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Origin of doublethink

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

noun
  1. deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc
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Word Origin and History for doublethink

n.

1948, coined by Orwell in "Nineteen Eighty-Four," from double (adj.) + think.

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