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[byoo r-uh-kra-teez, -tees, byoo-rok-ruh-] /ˌbyʊər ə kræˈtiz, -ˈtis, byʊˌrɒk rə-/
a style of language, used especially by bureaucrats, that is full of circumlocutions, euphemisms, buzzwords, abstractions, etc.
Origin of bureaucratese Unabridged
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  • State targets bureaucratese to improve communication.
  • Using unfamiliar jargon and bureaucratese can cause problems because your reader may not understand it.
  • It is refreshing compared to the bureaucratese one expects from a government agency.
  • My current uni writes in bureaucratese and copies and pastes regs and other boilerplate into email.

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