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doublethink

[ duhb-uhl-thingk ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌθɪŋk /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for doublethink

doublethink
/ (ˈdʌbəlˌθɪŋk) /

noun
deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc
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