bureaucratese

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bureaucrat +‎ -ese.

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bureaucratese (uncountable)

  1. (informal, pejorative) A style of language, typically used by bureaucrats, that involves jargon or euphemism to the detriment of broader understanding.
  2. (informal, pejorative) Wordy, ostentatious talk or writing that resembles bureaucratic writing.
    The company president's annual statement was complete bureaucratese: it was completely content-free.

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