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
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Once the conversations move beyond officialese, the grievances come pouring out.
Fumanti's ethnography is at its strongest in the second part--his accounts of the Shinyewile mocking the officialese of public performance are both hilarious and Compelling--and throughout the book he never ceases to reflect on his own positionality.
Parenting and its cultish entourage give Shapero--a poet nauseated by dogma, officialese, conventional wisdom--a gallery full of targets.
We who are Marxists must soberly look truth in the face and not allow ourselves to be confused either by the lying officialese, the sugary diplomatic and ministerial lies, of the first group of imperialist belligerents, or by the sniggering and smirking of their financial and military rivals from the other belligerent group.
Three further utterances then present themselves to Murphy: the first two mimic prose paraphrase, in the manner of the officialese that we might imagine in MMM, case notes of the scene; the third, following a long rest, cuts through both poeticism and bureaucracy to summarily confirm that "Mr Murphy is a speck in Mr Endon's unseen" (140).
One knew right away it would be an Asian experience like no other-certainly different from the usually staid and laid-back officialese events of Apec past.
He also advocates "stronger border management" -- officialese for telling the BSF to shoot more Bangladeshis.
The language of "caring," whether in the hypocritical jargon of the Tories or in the tone deaf officialese of social workers has ever been for Bennett a linguistic symptom of an uncaring culture that prefers not to think for itself.
In Soviet days, proclamations of joy, enthusiasm and optimism were associated with state propaganda and officialese.
No speech is not 'important', no applause is not 'warm'," the People's Daily said on its Twitter-like Weibo account, as it poked fun at officialese and invited followers to share the phrases they found most irritating.
Islamabad's objections have buried both phrases, at least in officialese.
In an interview with Chinese curator Wu Hung, Liu describes the tumultuous time in detail, recalling moments of horrendous violence, disillusionment with the officialese of the government, as well as incidents in which individuals showed great humanity to one another.