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Johnsonese

[jon-suh-neez, -nees] /ˌdʒɒn səˈniz, -ˈnis/
noun
1.
a literary style characterized by rhetorically balanced, often pompous phraseology and an excessively Latinate vocabulary: so called from the style of writing practiced by Samuel Johnson.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; Johnson + -ese
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