ver·​bal·​ist ˈvər-bə-list How to pronounce verbalist (audio)
: one who stresses words above substance or reality
: a person who uses words skillfully
verbalistic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of verbalist was circa 1609

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Cite this Entry

“Verbalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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