- n. A formal or artificial form of communicating prevalent in institutes of higher education.
- From academe + -ese (“language of”) (Wiktionary)
“The paper's advice: focus on the inventors behind the intellectual property, be ready to make a deal, and excise "academese" from your business plan.”
“Clever but accessible, Wallace eschews what he calls "academese," and even when using words like "belletristic" or "ethicopolitical" he sounds neither confusing nor pretentious.”
“Anyone who has been put off Anglo-Saxon poetry because of the stiffness or academese of older translations will discover much to enjoy in "The Word Exchange.”
“So using “academese” might reasonably indicate higher intelligence.”
“So, no, the use academese indicates no more than slight intelligence: an IQ of 120 is perfectly adequate to amass a vocabulary of vaguely understood long words and string them together in a way that will pass muster with like intellects.”
“And making up words like "Islamo-Fascim" in true academese?”
“The stories in Oblivion remain cold, needlessly dense, mired in academese and marketing jargon, and are, for the most part, all fixated on the same cartoonish emotion of detached anxiety.”
“I was further put off by the introduction, in which — in that self-conscious combination of academese and the colloquial of which professors are now so fond — the editors explain that the book "is a mapping of Chicago's geographic turf, complemented by a comparable cartography of boundaries that are more conceptual and topical than spatial.”
“If I had to choose between having to read Freedman's horrible, clunky academese, or to wear a hairshirt...”
“Professor Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University, the great pioneer of commons scholarship or in academese, ‚Äö√Ñ√∫common-pool resources‚Äö√Ñ√π, gave a rich overview of the principles that define the commons.”
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