Thesaurus / euphuism

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It contains a good deal of honest fun and a notable lack of Euphuism.

It has never wholly recovered from the euphuism--to use the word in its widest sense--of the late sixteenth century.

Play-MakingWilliam Archer

Euphuism, ū′fū-izm, n. an affected and bombastic style of language: a high-flown expression.

She had been formerly sharp in her condemnation of the Countess—her affectedness, her euphuism, and her vulgarity.

Assamese follows Bengali in its accentuation, but the language has never been the toy of euphuism.

They are all replete with that laboured affectation of fine writing which was distinguished at the time as Euphuism.

Cynthia's Revels has the same defects, but is to some extent saved by its sharp raillery of euphuism.

And so, though we cannot say that euphuism is verse, we can say that it partakes of the nature of verse.

John LylyJohn Dover Wilson

We have seen that English euphuism was at first a flower of unconscious growth sprung from the soil of humanism.

John LylyJohn Dover Wilson

But we find in some recent writing a qualified recrudescence of the spasmodic manner, with a touch of euphuism thrown in.

Play-MakingWilliam Archer

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