weasel word

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A weasel word, phrase, or expression is a way of making a statement or argument by attributing it to a vague third party ("some say") or hypothetical party ("it can be said" or "it is considered"). Weasel wording makes it sound like a reasonable argument is being made, when no one is actually making a specific statement.

Instead of weasel words, just make the argument yourself, or cite a specific source that is making the argument.

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