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cacology

[ka-kol-uh-jee, kuh-] /kæˈkɒl ə dʒi, kə-/
noun
1.
defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction.
Origin of cacology
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; caco- + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for cacology

cacology

/kəˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
a bad choice of words; faulty speech
Word Origin
C17 (in the sense: ill report): from Greek kakologia
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