bureaucratese

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

Definition of bureaucratese

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

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1942


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