[ awr-wel-ee-uh n ]
/ ɔrˈwɛl i ən /


of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of George Orwell or the totalitarian future described in his antiutopian novel 1984 (1949).

Origin of Orwellian

1945–50; G. Orwell + -ian
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