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governmentese

[ guhv-ern-muhn-teez, -tees, -er-muhn- ]
/ ˌgʌv ərn mənˈtiz, -ˈtis, -ər mən- /
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noun
complicated or obscurantist language thought to be characteristic of government bureaucratic statements; officialese.
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Also gov·ern·men·tal·ese [guhv-ern-men-tl-eez, -ees, guhv-er-]. /ˌgʌv ərnˌmɛn tlˈiz, -ˈis, ˌgʌv ər-/.

Origin of governmentese

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