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1. One skilled in the use of words.
2. One who favors words over ideas or substance.

ver′bal·is′tic adj.


of or relating to a verbalist
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But it is the preliminary condition for any theory of knowledge which is not content with verbalistic and illusory solutions.
The fashionable phrase self-reflexivity points in the direction of this aspect of poetry, but because it is so verbalistic and precious, making one think of dandy and connoisseur, it is inadequate.
elementalism refers to the verbalistic splitting up of what is not so divided in whatever we talk about.