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psychobabble in Linguistics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpsychobabblepsy‧cho‧bab‧ble /ˈsaɪkəʊˌbæbəl $ -koʊ-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 informalSLMP language that sounds scientific but is not really, that some people use when talking about their emotional problems – used to show disapproval
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psychobabbleAs instrumentally overblown as the worst art rock and as lyrically shallow as any psychobabble.And only rarely do they allow their managers to couch frank appraisals in canned legalese and innocuous psychobabble.