Origin of Orwellian
Examples from the Web for orwellian
The ghost of George Orwell may be conjured too readily and too often, these days, but this truly is Orwellian.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience|Anna Nemtsova|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Orwellian, Malthusian, barbarous, depraved…I think you get me.Conservatives Find Typo in Obamacare, Try to Kill People With It|Michael Tomasky|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There has been an almost Orwellian artfulness in the way need-blind admissions policies are sold.Did Needs-Blind Admission Create the College Debt Crisis?|John McWhorter|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But while another bureaucracy may not be the answer (even the name sounds Orwellian), oversight is clearly needed.
Venezuelans are accustomed to their government using Orwellian language.
No one called them “attractions” anymore—all that old Orwellian Disneyspeak had been abolished.Makers|Cory Doctorow
Word Origin and History for orwellian
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]