Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of jargon.

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Examples

  • One was struck too by the way in which the politicians of the time spoke not in the jargonesque language of the policy wonk about the minutiae of this or that policy, but in a language which betokened a broad deep view of life that was readily accessible by any voter.

    Thirty Years On We Have Stood Still

  • The debate over something that sounds very Washington jargonesque, the FSC/ETI, is really about whether or not this administration has any economic policy, any strategy for sustaining and growing jobs, and any clue about what it takes to have a manufacturing sector in the 21st century.

    Keep America Working: Restoring Jobs to Ensure American Prosperity

  • I hear their conclusion, but the language is opaque, technical, jargonesque.

    The Agonist - thoughtful, global, timely

  • I might have a mild objection to the term “Native American” because it’s a bit jargonesque, since, by ordinary usage, anyone born here is a “native American.”

    Archive 2007-05-01

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