fuzzword

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fuzzword

An intentionally vague or confusing term. Spare me the fuzzwords and just tell me what's really going on here.

fuzzword

n. a confusing term usually meant to obscure meaning. (see also buzzword.) The current crop of fuzzwords contains a few that have come back from the twenties.
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Eade (Eds.), Deconstructing development discourse: Buzzwords and fuzzwords (pp.
Eade (eds), Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords, Rugby, UK, Practical Action Publishing, 2011, pp111-122; Andrea Cornwall and Karen Brock, 'What Do Buzzwords Do for Development Policy?
Issue 4-5 of the journal Development in Practice, 17, 2007 is devoted to a deconstruction of such key words and Andrea Cornwall (2007:471) in an article entitled Buzzwords and Fuzzwords: Deconstructing Development Discourse, makes the following observation " Development's buzzwords are not only passwords to funding and influence...
(eds.), Deconstructing development discourse buzzwords and fuzzwords (89-100).
Cornwall A,, 'Introductory overview--buzzwords and fuzzwords: deconstructing development discourse' in Cornwall A and Eade D, eds, Deconstructing Development Discourse, Buzz Words and Fuzz Words, Oxfam, Warkwickshire (2010): 1-18.
No wonder a former aide once told Fortune magazine, "She's progressive at the core." If she becomes president, we'll probably get what we got in the 1970s: a pro-government agenda clad in polyester fuzzwords.
While these fuzzwords are dulling the listeners' capacity for critical thinking, the "contrasting" words are calling forth demonic images.