verbalist

[ vur-buh-list ]
/ ˈvɜr bə lɪst /
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noun

a person skilled in the use of words.
a person who is more concerned with words than with ideas or reality.

Nearby words

  1. verbal adjective,
  2. verbal auxiliary,
  3. verbal irony,
  4. verbal noun,
  5. verbalism,
  6. verbality,
  7. verbalize,
  8. verbally,
  9. verbascum,
  10. verbatim

Origin of verbalist

First recorded in 1600–10; verbal + -ist

Related formsver·bal·is·tic, adjective

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Examples from the Web for verbalist

  • 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

a person who deals with words alone, rather than facts, ideas, feeling, etc
a person skilled in the use of words
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