Verbalist vs Wordsman - What's the difference?

verbalist | wordsman |


As nouns the difference between verbalist and wordsman

is that verbalist is one who possesses verbal or oratorical skill while wordsman is (archaic) one who deals in words, or in mere words; a verbalist.

verbalist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who possesses verbal or oratorical skill.
  • One who favors words or the wording of something over its meaning or the idea behind it.
  • Derived terms

    * verbalistic

    wordsman

    English

    Noun

    (wordsmen)
  • (archaic) One who deals in words, or in mere words; a verbalist.
  • Some speculative wordsman — H. Bushnell.
    (Webster 1913)