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officialese

Line breaks: of¦fi¦cial|ese
Pronunciation: /əfɪʃəˈliːz
 
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Definition of officialese in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The formal and typically verbose style of writing considered to be characteristic of official documents, especially when it is difficult to understand.
Example sentences
  • In 1979, taking a different tack, Plain English Campaign publicly destroyed government forms as the opening move in a crusade against officialese and obfuscation.
  • I'm thinking, for example, of so-called legalese and officialese - sentences like ‘We are in receipt of your communication of 12 inst. and wish to convey our most sincere gratitude for same.’
  • His letter is expressed in his own language, and not in officialese, but to my mind it is clearly a formal request to carry out the works referred to.

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