[ US /ˌɔɹˈwɛɫiən/ ]
  1. of or relating to the works of George Orwell (especially his picture of a future totalitarian state)
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How To Use Orwellian In A Sentence

  • There is something inhuman and Orwellian about technological systems designed to control behaviour. Times, Sunday Times
  • Now she was a bit player in my Orwellian nightmare.
  • What we have is a political appeal to those of you wedded to the idea that you're ideological partners to Orwellian power brokers and molders of a new society. A Q&A Relevant to Catastrophyism
  • Napolitano, who doesn't think Drudge "means the nickname kindly" said at a recent Politico event that Drudge is wrong in describing DHS programs as Orwellian and that "the privacy impact of new airport screening technology and similar programs are thoroughly vetted before they are implemented," in Forbes.com: News
  • The word "Orwellian" is a daunting example of the fate that a distinguished writer can suffer at the hands of journalists. The Complete Works of George Orwell (reviews)
  • This is a fine example of Orwellian newspeak, suggesting that openness can best be achieved by secrecy and non-disclosure.
  • Second only to the inelegant word ‘Kafkaesque’, the term ‘Orwellian’ is the next most over-used adjective in the English language.
  • According to this almost Orwellian way of thinking, a frozen carton of milk would be a better vanilla ice cream than either of them - and an ordinary ice cube would presumably scoop the highest prize of all.
  • This Orwellian spirit encourages prying into individuals' thoughts and unguarded comments - while diverting attention from the issues that matter in our public life.
  • With a bit of Orwellian newspeak, the scientists described the entities as ‘nuclear transfer constructs’ rather than early embryos, and avoided the language of ‘cloning’ altogether.
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