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verbalist

[vur-buh-list] /ˈvɜr bə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person skilled in the use of words.
2.
a person who is more concerned with words than with ideas or reality.
Origin of verbalist
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; verbal + -ist
Related forms
verbalistic, adjective
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  • Three days agone I would have tilted at it once more with all the untutored zeal of a verbalist.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
British Dictionary definitions for verbalist

verbalist

/ˈvɜːbəlɪst/
noun
1.
a person who deals with words alone, rather than facts, ideas, feeling, etc
2.
a person skilled in the use of words
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