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bureaucratese

Syllabification: bu·reau·crat·ese
Pronunciation: /byo͝oˌräkrəˈtēz
 
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Definition of bureaucratese in English:

noun

A style of speech or writing characterized by jargon, euphemism, and abstractions, held to be typical of bureaucrats.
Example sentences
  • If there's a point to these guys, it's that there's an awful lot of bureaucratese and jargon around that officials use to evade responsibility and it's useful to have someone point that out.
  • People may commence and attend in the wonderful world of bureaucratese, but it is start and go in real speech.
  • Even if it is bureaucratese, bureaucratic and grandiose.

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