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synonyms for verbalism

  • diction
  • language
  • locution
  • manner
  • mode
  • parlance
  • phrase
  • phraseology
  • phrasing
  • style
  • terminology
  • words
  • choice of words
  • turn of phrase
  • wordage
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How to use verbalism in a sentence

Bad verbalism is rhetoric, or the use of clich unconsciously, or a mere playing with phrases.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
Here we are, then, in the realm of pure verbalism—in the ideal region of signs.
DECADENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON THE CULTURE OF IDEASREMY DE GOURMONT
We may surround the subject with a vague and attractive idealistic verbalism, but we come back to this as a starting point.
THEISM OR ATHEISMCHAPMAN COHEN
This 'science,' therefore, finally reduces to mere verbalism, distracted by inconsistent relapses into 'psychology.'
PRAGMATISMD.L. MURRAY
But there is good verbalism, distinct from lyricism or imagism, and in this Laforgue is a master.
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Verbalism demands a set form used with irreproachable skill.
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To me, Tennyson shows more than any poet I know (perhaps has been a warning to me) how much there is in finest verbalism.
COMPLETE PROSE WORKSWALT WHITMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO VERBALISM

  • command of language
  • delivery
  • elocution
  • eloquence
  • enunciation
  • expression
  • fluency
  • gift of gab
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • language
  • line
  • lingo
  • locution
  • oratory
  • parlance
  • phrase
  • phraseology
  • phrasing
  • pronunciation
  • rhetoric
  • usage
  • verbalism
  • verbiage
  • vocabulary
  • wordage
  • wording
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.