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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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For example, Webster's New World College opines in its usage note: "For the adj., staunch is now the prevailing form in the U.S.; for the v., usage is about evenly divided between staunch and stanch." Nobody ever said wordmongering would be easy.