Definitions for officialeseəˌfɪʃ əˈliz, -ˈlis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

of•fi•cial•eseəˌfɪʃ əˈliz, -ˈlis(n.)

  1. a style of language typically used in official statements, characterized by polysyllabic jargon and pretentiously wordy phrasing.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. officialese(noun)

    the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure


  1. officialese(Noun)

    The typical language of official documents, legalistic and pompous.


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