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weasel words
Pronunciation: /ˌwiːz(ə)l ˈwəːdz/

Definition of weasel words in English:

Words or statements that are intentionally ambiguous or misleading.
Example sentences
  • On this there can be no room for equivocation, weasel words or fudge.
  • I'm not sure that most of these words and expressions are weasel words, though.
  • And anyone reading the weasel words of doubt that are insinuated throughout this text can only have profound concern about the basis for which the country is to go to war.
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