Full record for Orwellian adj.

Definition characteristic or suggestive of the writings of George Orwell, esp. of the totalitarian state depicted in his dystopian account of the future, Nineteen Eighty-four (1949)
OED requirements antedating 1950
Earliest cite M. McCarthy, 'On the Contrary'
Last modified 30 July, 2019

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1986 D. Koontz Strangers i. ii. 171 The ruling council did not admit that such a hellhole existed in the new workers' paradise┬ľor that monstrous inquisitions were conducted within its walls. In true Orwellian tradition, because the four-story complex of cells and torture chambers had no name, it did not exist.
2001 Dreamwatch Mar. 24/1 Communications systems like television and Orwellian snooping devices are working just fine.