thought police

noun

a group of people with totalitarian views on a given subject, who constantly monitor others for any deviation from prescribed thinking

Nearby words

  1. though,
  2. thought,
  3. thought disorder,
  4. thought experiment,
  5. thought leader,
  6. thought reading,
  7. thought transference,
  8. thought-out,
  9. thoughtful,
  10. thoughtfully

Word Origin for thought police

C20: from the Thought Police described by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

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