defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction.
Origin of cacology
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Related Words for cacologyimpropriety, blunder, abuse, error, barbarism, mistake, misusage, cacology
a bad choice of words; faulty speech
Word Origin for cacology
C17 (in the sense: ill report): from Greek kakologia
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