euphuism

Definition of euphuism

eu´phu`ism   Pronunciation: ū´fũ`ĭz'm
n.1.(Rhet.) An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.

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Gongorism, affectation, affectedness, artfulness, artifice, artificiality, asiaticism, device, elegance, euphemism, exquisiteness, figurative language, figurativeness, figure, figure of speech, floridity, flourish, flower, flowery style, formalism, formality, goody-goodness, goody-goodyism, hyperelegance, image, imagery, manner of speaking, manneredness, mannerism, nonliterality, nonliteralness, ornament, overelaboration, overelegance, overniceness, overpreciseness, overrefinement, pedantry, preciosity, preciousness, precisianism, pretentiousness, purism, purple passage, trope, turn of expression, unnaturalness, way of speaking
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