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Difference between Doublespeak and Speak with a double tongue

doublespeak—(also: doubletalk) use deliberately imprecise, ambiguous language to disguise the actual meaning:

  • Characterizing Godsey as a “word craftsman” in his responses to the committee’s probes, the report said, “…he has masterfully doublespoken in many instances.”

speak with a double tonguesaid of a speech characterized by duplicity, hypocrisy, and double standard:

  • Sandra really bungled it when she spoke with a double tongue on the subject of affirmative action, or racial preferences.