bureaucratese

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bureaucrat +‎ -ese

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bureaucratese (uncountable)

  1. A style of language, typically used by bureaucrats, that uses jargon or euphemism to the detriment of broader understanding.
  2. Any language containing many non-essential words intended to imply more importance or intelligence than is actually present.
    The company president's annual statement was complete bureaucratese: it was completely content-free.

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