euphuist
noun see euphuism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Euphuist — Eu phu*ist, n. One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high flown diction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • euphuist — See euphuism. * * * …   Universalium

  • euphuist — eu·phu·ist …   English syllables

  • euphuist — noun see euphuism …   Useful english dictionary

  • euphuism — euphuist, n. euphuistic, euphuistical, adj. euphuistically, adv. /yooh fyooh iz euhm/, n. 1. an affected style in imitation of that of Lyly, fashionable in England about the end of the 16th century, characterized chiefly by long series of… …   Universalium

  • Affectation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Affectation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 affectation affectation Sgm: N 1 affectedness affectedness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 acting a part acting a part &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 pretense pretense &c.(falsehood) 544 …   English dictionary for students

  • Ornament — I (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Ornament >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ornament ornament Sgm: N 1 floridness c.adj floridness c.adj GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 turgidity turgidity turgescence Sgm: N 2 altiloquence altiloquence &c. >Adj …   English dictionary for students

  • euphuism — noun Etymology: Euphues, character in prose romances by John Lyly Date: 1592 1. an elegant Elizabethan literary style marked by excessive use of balance, antithesis, and alliteration and by frequent use of similes drawn from mythology and nature… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Joshua Sylvester — (1563 28 September 1618) was an English poet. He was the son of a Kentish clothier. In his tenth year he was sent to school at King Edward VI School, Southampton, where he gained a knowledge of French. After about three years at school, he… …   Wikipedia

  • Chronology of Shakespeare's plays – Oxfordian — The precise Chronology of Shakespeare s plays as they were first written is impossible to determine, as there is no authoritative record, and many of the plays were performed many years before they were published. In fact, many of Shakespeare s… …   Wikipedia

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