In the blogosphere, this conversion experience often has a positively Orwellian flavor.
The spot was a finely edited piece of Orwellian double-speak straight out of 1984.
But while another bureaucracy may not be the answer (even the name sounds Orwellian), oversight is clearly needed.
This turn against democracy has recently taken on Orwellian characteristics.
Orwellian, Malthusian, barbarous, depraved…I think you get me.
By 1984 and the famously Orwellian Super Bowl commercial, the enemy was the Death Star alliance: Microsoft, IBM, and Intel.
And now, in a more recent development, Orwellian slogans in bold, playful colors have appeared on half of Aleppo's billboards.
After all, the Orwellian absurdities required to maintain an authoritarian state are just that—absurd.
Money was thrown at the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, and a new Orwellian sounding “homeland” bureaucracy.
No one called them “attractions” anymore—all that old Orwellian Disneyspeak had been abolished.
1950 (first attested in Mary McCarthy), from English author George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair, 1903-1950), especially in reference to his novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Ironically, it has come to be used in reference to the totalitarian systems he satirized.
It is as if George Orwell had conceived the nightmare instead of analyzed it, helped to create it instead of helping to dispel its euphemistic thrall. [Clive James]