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bureaucratese

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noun bu·reau·crat·ese \ˌbyu̇r-ə-(ˌ)kra-ˈtēz, -ˈtēs, ˌbyər-\

Definition of bureaucratese

  1. :  a style of language held to be characteristic of bureaucrats and marked by abstractions, jargon, euphemisms, and circumlocutions




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