verbalism
noun Date: 1787 1. a. a verbal expression ; term b. phrasing, wording 2. words used as if they were more important than the realities they represent <
the emancipation of science from verbalism — G. A. L. Sarton
>
3. a. a wordy expression of little meaning b. verbosity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Verbalism — Ver bal*ism, n. Something expressed verbally; a verbal remark or expression. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbalism — index expression (comment), term (expression) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • verbalism — [vʉr′bə liz΄əm] n. 1. a verbal expression; expression in one or more words; a word or phrase 2. words only, without any real meaning; mere verbiage 3. any virtually meaningless word or phrase …   English World dictionary

  • verbalism — /verr beuh liz euhm/, n. 1. a verbal expression, as a word or phrase. 2. the way in which something is worded; choice of words; phrasing. 3. a phrase or sentence having little or no meaning. 4. a use of words considered as predominating over or… …   Universalium

  • verbalism — noun a) The expression of a concept in words; the wording used in such an expression b) The excessive use of words, often with little meaning …   Wiktionary

  • verbalísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • verbalism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Choice of words and the way in which they are used: diction, parlance, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, wordage, wording. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • verbalism — noun 1》 concentration on forms of expression rather than content.     ↘excessive or empty use of language. 2》 a verbal expression. Derivatives verbalist noun verbalistic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • verbalism — ver·bal·ism …   English syllables

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