Academese



pedantic, pretentious, and often confusing jargon:
a presumably scholarly article written in incomprehensible academese.
noun

the learned and often dry style and diction of an academic or scholar
Examples

Extreme styles are pejoratively referred to as academese, such as: ‘Chieftaincy as a sanctional source, a symbolic referent, an integrational integer, and for ethnic and sub-ethnic definition, represents an orientational base for the charismatic
Word Origin

a blend of ‘academy’ and ‘-ese’

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