doublethink

n. ability to accept two conflicting thoughts at once

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • doublethink — noun Date: 1949 a simultaneous belief in two contradictory ideas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doublethink — /dub euhl thingk / n. the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time. [DOUBLE + THINK1; coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 (1949)] * * * …   Universalium

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  • doublethink — doub|le|think [ˈdʌbəlˌθıŋk] n [U] BrE a dishonest belief in two opposing ideas at the same time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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