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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.
They would rebuke the Court for getting engrossed "in your own interest in verbalistic conflicts because the inroads on energy and national unity that such conflict inevitably produce, is a pastime we had better postpone until peacetime.