Definition of Orwellian adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Orwellian

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NAmE//ɔrˈwɛliən//
 
 
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used to describe a political system in which a government tries to have complete control over people's behavior and thoughts From the name of the English writer George Orwell, whose novel Nineteen Eighty-Four describes a government that has total control over the people.
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