bureaucratese
noun Date: 1949 a style of language held to be characteristic of bureaucrats and marked by abstractions, jargon, euphemisms, and circumlocutions

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bureaucratese — ureaucratese n. the formal and often obscure style of writing characteristic of some government officials; officialese; it is characterized by euphemisms, circumlocutions, vague abstractions, and circumlocutions. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bureaucratese — [byoor΄ə kra tēz′, byo͞o΄ə kratēs′; byoo rä′krə tēz΄] n. a style of writing and diction characteristic of bureaucrats, thought of as being full of jargon, roundabout phrases, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bureaucratese — noun a) a style of language, typically used by bureaucrats, that uses jargon or euphemism to the detriment of broader understanding The company presidents annual statement was complete bureaucratese: it was completely content free. b) any… …   Wiktionary

  • bureaucratese — /byoor euh kra teez , tees , byoo rok reuh /, n. a style of language, used esp. by bureaucrats, that is full of circumlocutions, euphemisms, buzzwords, abstractions, etc. [BUREAUCRAT + ESE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bureaucratese — bu·reau·cra·tese …   English syllables

  • bureaucratese — /bjurɒkrəˈtiz/ (say byoohrokruh teez) noun a style of writing said to be common among bureaucrats, characterised by verbosity, opaqueness, political correctness, jargon, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • bureaucratese — ˌbyu̇rə¦krad.¦ēz, ˈbyü , rō , aˈtēz; byü¦räkrə¦tēz, byu̇ ; also ˈēs noun : a style of language held to be characteristic of bureaucrats and marked by the prevalence of abstractions, jargon, euphemisms, and circumlocutions …   Useful english dictionary

  • officialese — n. the formal and often obscure style of writing characteristic of some government officials; bureaucratese; it is characterized by euphemisms, circumlocutions, vague abstractions, and circumlocutions. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • debase — transitive verb Date: 1565 1. to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character 2. a. to reduce the intrinsic value of (a coin) by increasing the base metal content b. to reduce the exchange value of (a monetary unit) • debasement noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • federalese — noun Date: 1944 bureaucratese …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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