sociologese
noun Etymology: sociology + 2-ese Date: 1952 a style of writing held to be characteristic of sociologists

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sociologese — The seemingly pretentious and opaque language found in some writing on sociology was an obvious target for Sir Ernest Gowers in his edition of Fowler s book (1965). Among several examples, all unattributed, the following was typical: The… …   Modern English usage

  • sociologese — so·ci·ol·o·gese …   English syllables

  • sociologese — ˌsōsēˌäləˈjēz, ˈjēs also ˌsōshē noun ( s) Etymology: sociology + ese : a style of writing held to be characteristic of sociologists …   Useful english dictionary

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