Definition of Orwellism in English:

Orwellism

noun

  • Something characteristic or reminiscent of the totalitarian social and political organization portrayed in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four (1949); specifically an ambiguous, euphemistic, or misleadingly used word or phrase used in official pronouncements, political propaganda, etc.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From the name of George Orwell + -ism.

Pronunciation

Orwellism

/ˈɔːwɛlɪz(ə)m/