noun ver·bal·ist \ˈvər-bə-list\

Definition of verbalist

  1. 1 :  one who stresses words above substance or reality

  2. 2 :  a person who uses words skillfully


play \ˌvər-bə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of verbalist

1verbal + 1-ist

First Known Use: circa 1609

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