johnsonese definition

  • noun:
    • The literary style of Dr. Samuel Johnson, or one formed in replica of it; an inflated, stilted, or pompous design, influencing classical terms.
    • The style or language of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709–84), or an imitation from it; a pompous, inflated design, described as words of classical beginning (frequently manufactured).

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