1984: Newspeak Dictionary Vocabulary

1984: Newspeak Dictionary Vocabulary

Huge Brother
Figure in Oceania comparable to “Uncle Sam” of the United States, just more dictatorial.
free
Just exists in the sense of the absence of something.
ownlife
Individualism and eccentricity. The desire to do something for your own advantage.
crimestop
Stopping short, as though by instinct, at the limit of any harmful idea.
doublethink
The power to hold 2 entirely contradictory beliefs in one’s mind at the same time, and accept both of them.
Outer Celebration
The middle class consisted of mainly of bureaucrats and civil servant.
crimethink
To even consider any idea not in line with the concepts of Ingsoc.
crimethinker
One who participates in crimethink.
Newspeak
The official language of Oceania.
ThinkPol
Idea Police
unperson
Individual who has actually been removed from presence by the federal government for breaking the law in some method.
telescreen
Two-way television. All party members have one in every space of their apartment or condos.
Inner Celebration
Upper class; authorities Celebration members who have the most opportunities.
blackwhite
The capability to accept whatever “truth” the Celebration puts out, no matter how ridiculous.
facecrime
Improper facial expressions suggesting abnormality or something to conceal.
Minipax
Ministry of Peace, responsible for war.
Miniplenty
Ministry of Plenty; responsible for rationing and controlling the whole economy.
Miniluv
Ministry of Love; the most frightening ministry, responsible for law and order
Minitrue
Ministry of Fact; responsible for propaganda, record-keeping and history re-writing.
Oldspeak
Standard English.
oldthinkers
Those who have actually not totally accepted the brand-new Ingsoc mindset.
oldthink
Hanging on to old ideas and patterns of believed not constant with Ingsoc.
vaporized
Being performed by the state and all record of your presence being removed.
ungood
Bad. Among the guidelines of newspeak is that any word can be turned into its antonym by adding the prefix “un-“.
Room 101
The final penalty for thoughtcriminals in the Ministry of Love.
Youth League
Compulsory kids’s group under control of the Idea Authorities. They monitor the activities of their parents for the Party.
2 Minutes Hate
Daily telescreen specials in which different aspects of crimethink were packaged into a parade of horrible images and noises, at which, the audiences were anticipated to boo, hiss, curse, and release any negative feelings upon.
goodthinker
One who strongly adheres to all of the principles of Newspeak.
doubleplus
A prefix used to create the superlative form of an adjective or adverb; essentially include “very” to a word.
duckspeak
To speak without thinking.
proles
Proletarians, which consist of 85% of Oceania’s population.
artsem
The favored technique of conception to help in the destruction of the family.
goodsex
The act of sex exclusively reserved for producing kids for the Party.
Junior Anti-Sex League
Organization promoting celibacy.
sexcrime
Having sex for pleasure.

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