phraseological

adjective phra·se·o·log·i·cal \ ˌfrā-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \

Definition of phraseological

1 a : expressed in formal often sententious phrases
b : marked by frequently insincere use of such phrases
2 : of or relating to phraseology

First Known Use of phraseological

1664

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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