noun of·fi·cial·ism \-ˈfi-shə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of OFFICIALISM

:  lack of flexibility and initiative combined with excessive adherence to regulations in the behavior of usually government officials

First Known Use of OFFICIALISM



Next Word in the Dictionary: officialityPrevious Word in the Dictionary: officialisAll Words Near: officialism
March 28, 2015
persiflage Hear it
Frivolous bantering talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears