[ noo-speek, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˌspik, ˈnyu- /
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(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.”
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Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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Example sentences from the Web for newspeak
A topsy-turvy continent adrift among the gales of newspeak, under the gaze of a million grey bureaucrats passing for big brothers.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for newspeak
/ (ˈnjuːˌspiːk) /
the language of bureaucrats and politicians, regarded as deliberately ambiguous and misleading
Word Origin for newspeak
C20: from 1984, a novel by George Orwell
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