from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One skilled in the use of words.
  • noun One who favors words over ideas or substance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who deals in words merely; one skilled in words; a literal adherent to or a minute critic of words; a literalist; a verbarian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A literal adherent to, or a minute critic of, words; a literalist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who possesses verbal or oratorical skill.
  • noun One who favors words or the wording of something over its meaning or the idea behind it.


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