verbalist

noun
ver·​bal·​ist | \ ˈvər-bə-list How to pronounce verbalist (audio) \

Definition of verbalist

1 : one who stresses words above substance or reality
2 : a person who uses words skillfully

Other Words from verbalist

verbalistic \ ˌvər-​bə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce verbalist (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of verbalist

circa 1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for verbalist

verbal entry 1 + -ist entry 1

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“Verbalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verbalist. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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