euphuism definition

  • noun:
    • An affectedly elegant literary model of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, described as fancy alliteration, antitheses, and similes.
    • Affected beauty of language.
    • An ornate form of writing (in Elizabethan England) marked by the exorbitant use of alliteration, antithesis and mythological similes.
    • An example of euphuism.
    • An affectation of extortionate style and refinement of language; high-flown diction.
    • In English literature, an affected literary design, while it began with the fifteenth century, described as an extensive language, alliteration, consonance, spoken antithesis, and odd combinations of terms.
    • Synonyms This term might be confounded with euphemism and euphony. It offers nothing in connection with either.
    • an elegant model of prose regarding the Elizabethan period; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and extended similes with and allusions to nature and mythology
    • any artificially elegant design of language
    • An affectedly elegant literary design of the late sixteenth and very early seventeenth hundreds of years, described as sophisticated alliteration, antitheses, and similes.
    • Affected style of language.
    • An ornate design of composing (in Elizabethan England) marked because of the extortionate using alliteration, antithesis and mythological similes.
    • a good example of euphuism.
    • An affectation of excessive beauty and sophistication of language; high-flown diction.
    • In English literature, an affected literary design, originating in the fifteenth century, described as an extensive vocabulary, alliteration, consonance, spoken antithesis, and odd combinations of terms.
    • Synonyms This word is sometimes confounded with euphemism and euphony. This has nothing to do with either.
    • a classy type of prose of Elizabethan duration; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and stretched similes with and allusions to nature and mythology
    • any unnaturally elegant model of language

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