verbalism


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ver·bal·ism

 (vûr′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. An expression in words; a word or phrase.
b. The manner in which something is phrased; wording.
2. A wordy phrase or sentence that has little meaning.
3. Abundant use of words without conveying much meaning.

verbalism

(ˈvɜːbəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. a verbal expression; phrase or word
2. an exaggerated emphasis on the importance of words by the uncritical acceptance of assertions in place of explanations, the use of rhetorical style, etc
3. a statement lacking real content, esp a cliché

ver•bal•ism

(ˈvɜr bəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. a verbal expression, as a word or phrase.
2. a phrase or sentence having little or no meaning.
3. a use of words considered as obscuring ideas or facts; verbiage.
[1780–90]

verbalism

1. a verbal expression, as a word or phrase.
2. the way in which something is worded.
3. a phrase or sentence devoid or almost devoid of meaning.
4. a use of words regarded as obscuring ideas or reality; verbiage.
See also: Language
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verbalism - the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
articulation, voice - expressing in coherent verbal form; "the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings"
cold turkey - a blunt expression of views; "I told him cold turkey"
felicitation, congratulation - (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another; "I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage"
2.verbalism - overabundance of wordsverbalism - overabundance of words    
verboseness, verbosity - an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words

verbalism

noun
Choice of words and the way in which they are used:
References in classic literature ?
I will not weary you with the verbalism, since you will be able to check it; the substance of my proclamation is this: I announce first that I have captured the English millionaire, the colossus of finance, Mr Samuel Harrogate.
He christens such thinking "verbalism" and locates it most concretely in Hegel, that "most prodigious exponent of emotional systemization" who dealt "with his emotions as if they were definite objects which had aroused those emotions," and whose "followers have as a rule taken for granted that words have definite meanings, overlooking the tendency of words to become indefinite emotions.
Considering only the transfer of information, the communication act is characterized by pure verbalism, which hinders action and dialogical reflection.
(79) And Holmes shares the other pragmatists' concern to escape verbalism, and even Peirce's focus on the growth of meaning.
(23) "Vygotsky himself clearly understood that 'the difficulty with scientific concepts lies in their verbalism'.
Freire referred to the lack of dialogical practice as verbalism (also see DiAngelo & Sensoy, 2010), whereby the expectation that "all children can learn" becomes empty chatter that has little impact on the role of teachers' expectations and instructional practices associated with racial stratification and the reproduction of power.
A esta perspectiva Tseronis (2013) chama de "verbalismo" (verbalism).
Failing this, these relations would remain in the realm of pure abstraction--that is to say, in the realm of representations and hence of ideology: the realm of verbalism, verbiage and empty words.
This idea of female silence links to the backlash against feminist verbalism which is adequately summed up in Bruno Bettelheim's chauvinistic assumption that "While many fairy tales stress great deeds the heroes must perform to become themselves, Sleeping Beauty emphasizes the long, quiet concentration on oneself that is also needed [...] a long period of quiescence, of contemplation, of concentration on the self, can and often does lead to the highest achievement" (Bettelheim 1976: 225-226).
Speaking on Sigma TV on Sunday night, Theocharous had her own name-calling bout, with "nonsense, verbalism and irresponsibility" being just some of the epithets she used to describe Venizelos' tirade.