doublethink [duhb-uh l-thingk] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.

Origin of doublethink double + think1; coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 (1949) Examples from the Web for doublethink Contemporary Examples of doublethink

  • But 70 years after Orwell wrote those words, doublethink seems to be winning.

    Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS

    Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova

    November 16, 2014

  • It was an almost schizophrenic existence, and a few bizarre remnants of this doublethink still punctuate my life here.

    How I Write: Elena Gorokhova

    Noah Charney

    August 2, 2012

  • British Dictionary definitions for doublethink doublethink noun

    1. deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc

    Word Origin and History for doublethink n.

    1948, coined by Orwell in “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” from double (adj.) + think.

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