Definition of officialism in US English:



  • See official

    • ‘Stunned by the cultural assumptions of this re-christening, Tseng became Kwong Chi in his photographs, posing with phony officialism in front of famous landmarks.’
    • ‘In this regard, bureaucratic officialism legitimates and disguises power relationships, and engaged ethnography is well suited to penetrate its hard surface.’
    • ‘Actually, to delay reporting about disasters is almost a tradition here, partly because of officialism and localism.’
    • ‘He is a victim of the nation's school system and is steeped in unemotional officialism.’
    • ‘It is alarming that surgeries are bogged down by farcical officialism and red tape, instead of leaving medical staff to use their own discretion.’