Use the adjective linguistic to describe anything related to language, like the linguistic difficulties you might have if you visit a place where you do not speak the same language as everyone else.

The word linguistic combines the noun linguist, meaning "a master of language, one who uses his tongue freely," with the adjective suffix -ic. It describes something that’s related to language, such as a linguistic theory about why some people drop the g sound in saying words ending in -ing. Or, if you want to brag about how good your vocabulary is, then rave about your linguistic skills.

Definitions of linguistic

adj consisting of or related to language

linguistic behavior”
“a linguistic atlas”
not consisting of or related to language

adj of or relating to the scientific study of language

linguistic theory”

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