officialese


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of·fi·cial·ese

 (ə-fĭsh′ə-lēz′, -lēs′)
n.
Language characteristic of official documents or statements, especially when obscure, pretentiously wordy, or excessively formal.

officialese

(əˌfɪʃəˈliːz)
n
language characteristic of official documents, esp when verbose or pedantic

of•fi•cial•ese

(əˌfɪʃ əˈliz, -ˈlis)

n.
a style of language typically used in official statements, characterized by polysyllabic jargon and pretentiously wordy phrasing.
[1880–85]

officialese

language characteristic of officialdom, typified by polysyllabism and much periphrasis. Cf. bureaucratese, federalese.
See also: Bureaucracy
language characteristic of officialdom, typified by polysyllabism and much periphrasis.
See also: Language Style
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.officialese - the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
Translations

officialese

[əˌfɪʃəˈliːz] N (pej) → jerga f burocrática

officialese

nBehördensprache f, → Beamtenchinesisch nt (pej)

officialese

[əˌfɪʃəˈliːz] n (pej) → burocratese m
References in periodicals archive ?
He was released after what is known in US officialese as " secondary questioning".
Other officialese terms such as re-baselining, taxonomy and predictors of beaconicity have no clear definition in Scouse or any other language.
(54) His junior planning officer and later successor, Nigel Ashton, said that Weekes used language that was difficult to understand: 'His style of English was very flowery and at least well away from officialese, but his meaning was not always immediately apparent'.
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And their texts all too often seem damped down by the demands of officialese.
Exploring Arendt's analysis of Eichmann's bungling linguistic ineptitude in German officialese and also Arendt's misgivings about the official language of the trial (Hebrew), as well as the moral weight she imputed to the judges' knowledge of German, Rosen demonstrates that Arendt's alienation from English paradoxically turned English into "a universal language of the Holocaust" (p.
Check for "Officialese." Look for vague, general nouns, especially shun words like education.
As a result, the state, whose mandate is to know everything about all respondents, paradoxically ends up knowing nothing about their real personhood, by bringing to bear the weight of officialese to depersonalize them and thus to affirm its own power.
(29) Notwithstanding, Srivara shows clear awareness that the contemporary observations made and left by him--occasionally accompanied by moral judgments--would one day become a source of historical knowledge, and in this sense bear relevance for future generations: kayasthoktivad eveyam krta smrtyai bhavisyatam (III 6ab) I composed this "River of Kings" in the style of [nothing but] officialese, (30) with the aim of committing [their lives] to the memory of future generations.