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Meaning of verbalism

ver•bal•ism

Pronunciation: (vûr'bu-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a verbal expression, as a word or phrase.
  2. the way in which something is worded; choice of words; phrasing.
  3. a phrase or sentence having little or no meaning.
  4. a use of words considered as predominating over or obscuring ideas or reality; verbiage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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