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Orwellian

[ awr-wel-ee-uhn ]
/ ɔrˈwɛl i ən /
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adjective
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of George Orwell or the totalitarian future described in his antiutopian novel 1984 (1949).
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Origin of Orwellian

1945–50; after G. Orwell + -ian

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