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 (wûrd′mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
A writer or speaker who uses language pretentiously or carelessly.

word′mon′ger·ing n.
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1. a person who uses words skilfully
2. censorious a person who uses words pretentiously
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(ˈwɜrdˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-)

a writer or speaker who uses words pretentiously or with careless disregard for meaning.
word′mon`ger•ing, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wordmonger - a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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It gives some an "A," others an "F." It prefers the wise philosopher to the clever wordmonger, the devout priest to the sentimentalist preacher, the real artist to the pornographer, the respectable lawyer to the shyster, the honest businessman to the conman, the responsible statesman to the demagogic deceiver, and the responsible financier to the greedy manipulator.
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(7) Bandele's Brixton Stories introduces London via Brixton and its market, overtly a bazaar but essentially a magic space where wordmongers offer "meanings, origins, synonyms, antonyms" (5) and sometimes "whole sentences", where dreamvendors, dream-seekers, shape-shifters, conjurer-clowns, moonstruck-magicians, deities and demons (43) send words "flying into the great void beyond sound or silence" (7) in the dream landscape inhabited by the Brixton Undead (3).