What is another word for euphuism?

Pronunciation: [jˈuːfjuːˌɪzəm] (IPA)

Euphuism is a highly stylized and ornate form of English prose that was popular during the Elizabethan era. Synonyms for euphuism include bombast, verbosity, grandiloquence, rhetoric, and florid language. Other related words include ornateness, pomposity, circumlocution, and prolixity. Euphuism is often characterized by its use of elaborate metaphors and similes, alliteration, and antithesis. It is often criticized for its artificiality and lack of clarity. Despite this, many writers have attempted to emulate euphuistic style over the centuries, and the influence of this literary movement can still be seen in contemporary literature.

What are the hypernyms for Euphuism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for euphuism (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Euphuism?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for euphuism?

Euphuism is a literary style that uses elaborate, ornate, and artificial language. It was popularized in the late 16th century by the writer John Lyly. The style has since fallen out of favor, and today, simpler and more direct writing styles are preferred. Antonyms of euphuism include simplicity, plainness, naturalism, and directness. These styles focus on clear communication and avoiding exaggerated language, thus making the writing easy to understand. Conciseness, honesty, and sincerity are the hallmarks of a good writing style that helps convey the message effectively without confusing or misleading the reader.

What are the antonyms for Euphuism?

Usage examples for Euphuism

A euphuism has been invented to cover the wrongfulness of this system; it is now called 'discounting.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
118, 120, 121, 131, 134 euphuism, v.
"History of the English People, Index"
John Richard Green
But the whole class has special interest for us in one peculiarity which makes it perhaps unreadable to any but students, and that is its saturation with the Elizabethan conceit and word-play which is sometimes called euphuism.
"The English Novel"
George Saintsbury

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