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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.

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Origin of verbalist

First recorded in 1600–10; verbal + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM verbalist

ver·bal·is·tic, adjective
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Example sentences 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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